Geoscience Member Companies
The companies and organisations partnering together as Geoscience Ireland are as follows:
APEX Geoservices | A geophysical survey company with projects in the Middle East, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Jamaica.
Arup (Ireland) | Geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and hydrogeologists providing innovative ground engineering solutions to a broad client base. Arup has project experience in Scandinavia, India & North America.
AWN Consulting | An environmental practice specialising in hydrogeology, acoustics and air quality, with projects in Turkey, UK and the Gulf region, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
BRG | An integrated supplier of geological services including mapping, geophysical surveying, design and implementation of mineral exploration programmes for base and precious metals, including major drilling campaigns.
ByrneLooby | An Engineering Services and Project Management Consultancy in the water, infrastructure and marine sectors with offices in Ireland, UK, Saudi Arabia, Doha and UAE delivering projects with capital values up to $2BN. It specialises in working as the Employers/Clients Representative and in providing engineering services to EPC and D&B groups.
Compass Informatics | Information & location technologies & analytics. Services & solutions in transportation, planning, environment, resources. Systems for roads, transport, biosolids, agri, land management. Working in Ireland, UK, South Africa, US primarily.
Designer Group | A wholly owned Irish company headquartered in Dublin, with regional offices in Limerick, London and Frankfurt. Employing over 300 staff, Designer Group provides MEP engineering solutions to commercial & industrial developments and has extensive international experience including large infrastructure projects in Ghana, Ethiopia & Kenya.
ERM | Global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services for infrastructure development and extractive industries. Mining projects managed from Ireland include developments in Serbia, West Africa, Ethiopia and Scandinavia.
FLI Group | FLI has undertaken mining and waste management projects in Ireland, the UK, France, Canada, New Caledonia, Reunion Islands, and the Gobi Desert. Mining projects include tailings facilities, leach pads, process ponds, and secondary containment while engineered landfill projects include cell construction, restoration, gas recovery and slope construction.
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG)| Specialist geotechnical engineering consultancy, providing innovative geotechnical solutions to a broad range of engineering problems. GDG is involved in a diverse range of international projects ranging from major civil infrastructure projects to harbours/marinas, offshore oil/gas fields, onshore and offshore windfarms, and commercial structures.
The Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) | The National Earth Science Organisation, and is responsible for providing geological information and advice. GSI acts as a knowledge centre and project partner in all aspects of Irish geology. It was founded in 1845 and is a division of the Irish Government’s Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.
IE Consulting | Specialists in the provision of water, environmental and civil engineering consultancy services, in particular, water resource engineering, hydrology and flood risk assessment, groundwater assessment and development, contaminated land and environmental assessment.
IGSL | Provides geotechnical site investigation, testing and design. It also provides specialist services in relation to pyrite and gypsum in underfloor materials together with aggregates testing and evaluation.
Irish Drilling | A provider of mineral exploration drilling services in Ireland, the UK and France since the 1960’s and has a well established onshore and offshore geotechnical investigation and testing division.
Intersocial Consulting | Advisor to companies on land access and resettlement, social assessment, stakeholder engagement, community investment and corporate social responsibility. Intersocial operates to the requirements of the International Finance Corporation, Equator Principle Banks, the International Council on Mining & Metals and assists in developing international policies governing land access and resettlement.
J.B.Barry & Partners | Consulting engineers to civil, environmental, structural, transport and water projects. International experience includes projects in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Armenia, Georgia, Uganda, Lesotho, Zambia and Mozambique.
Lagan Asphalt Group | Diversified construction, manufacturing and civil engineering group, specialising in the construction and surfacing of highways and airfields; areas of innovation include special surfacing products development, polymer modification and design expertise. Lagan has completed projects in the U.K., Eastern Europe & the Middle East.
Lisheen Technical & Mining Services (LTMS) | An integrated contract mining and technical services provider, set up to retain the collective expertise developed over 19 years at the recently closed Lisheen zinc-lead mine in Co. Tipperary. LTMS services include geology, mine and geotechnical engineering, mine planning, due diligence, mine closure, safety and training, high-speed development and mine rescue training.
Meehan Drilling | A water drilling company providing domestic, commercial and agricultural water wells and has expanded into energy drilling projects in recent years in the UK. It is also involved in directional drilling and leachate abstraction.
Mincon Group PLC | Manufactures and distributes a range of precision engineered hard-rock drilling tools for a variety of industries including Mining, Exploration, Waterwell, Geothermal, Construction, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Oil-Gas and Energy. Mincon has a worldwide presence with offices in Ireland, U.K., Sweden, Poland, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Chile and Peru.
Murphy Surveys | Provider of BIM, laser scanning, hydrographic and underground geophysical surveys for rail, road, river channels, pipelines, utilities and built environment projects in Ireland and the U.K.
Nicholas O’Dwyer | Has a well-developed practice in Ireland and Internationally, providing services in the fields of Water, Environmental, Highway Engineering and in Civil & Structural Engineering. The firm has worked for most of the international aid agencies in infrastructural development in many countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia.
Pavement Management Services (PMS) | Specialises in testing, evaluation and management of surfaces for roads, airports and ports and has completed projects in the UK, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Trinidad and Tanzania.
Priority Group | Experts in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering and drilling contractors. Priority Group comprises Priority Construction, and its sister companies Priority Drilling and Priority Geotechnical, which service clients in the Ireland, the UK and Western Europe.
PW Mining | Provides civil engineering, building construction and contract mining services to both public and private sector clients in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali and Burkina Faso. Based in Accra, Ghana, PW execute projects for major clients in the gold mining, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors.
PW Nigeria | Contractors in developing roads, bridges and other civil infrastructure throughout Nigeria. Clients include many Federal and State authorities and private clients.
QME | A hard rock tunneling contractor specialising in contract mining services for the mining and quarrying industries in Ireland and the UK.
Roadstone | Manufacturer and supplier of building materials for motorways, airports, rail, bridges, water supply and commercial and residential developments in Ireland, the U.K. and Northern Europe.
Rubicon Heritage | Archaeological firm servicing both private and public sector clients in the U.K. and Irish markets. With offices in Dublin, Cork, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Tewkesbury and London Rubicon Heritage are uniquely placed to assist their clients in managing the archaeological or cultural heritage risk associated with their Energy, Water & Transport or Infrastructural developments.
SLR Consulting (Ireland) | Environmental and advisory solutions for minerals, energy and waste, specialising in sustainable development of resources and institutional strengthening, in Europe, Africa, Australasia and Americas.
Tobin Consulting Engineers | A multi-disciplinary practice specialising in water and environmental services, waste management and infrastructure, mining and quarrying, with offices in Ireland, Poland and the UK.
Trench Control | Specialises in ground support equipment hire, sheet piling, anchoring, flood protection. TCL also offers expertise in the areas of deep and shallow foundation design, slope stability, soil nailing/anchoring/rock bolting, dewatering advice and soft ground engineering.
Verde Environmental Group | Offers consulting, specialising in remediation services for control and clean up of land contaminated by oil, chemicals or flooding. Verde is actively developing business in Africa at present via UNEP and other agencies.
Geoscience Ireland is directed by a Steering Committee comprising:
Chair | Matt Collins | Asst Secretary, Dept Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Vice-Chair | Koen Verbruggen | Director, Geological Survey of Ireland
Secretary | Sean Finlay | Business Development Director, Geoscience Ireland
Andrew Gaynor | Business Development Manager, Geoscience Ireland
Dermot Reidy | Senior Development Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
Richard Crowe | Managing Director, Nicholas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers
Dr Deirdre Lewis | Director, SLR Consulting
Peter O’Connor | Managing Director, Apex Geoservices
Paul Doherty | Managing Director, GDG
Dermot Duff | Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Management Institute (IMI)
Observer | Robert O’Driscoll | Deputy Director, Trade Division, Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade