Mott MacDonald chosen as key partner by Uisce Éireann

30 October 2023 2 min. read
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Mott MacDonald has been appointed to Uisce Éireann’s – previously Irish Water – five-year supplier framework for the provision of capital works Project Management Office (PMO) services in Ireland.

Public utilities have been undergoing a major restructuring in Ireland, over the last decade. Uisce Éireann, formerly known as Irish Water, is a state-owned water utility company launched by the Irish Government in 2013, as a subsidiary of Bord Gáis. While water and wastewater services were previously provided by local authorities in Ireland, the company has since become the standalone national utility for water services.

Now, as Uisce Éireann looks to deliver comprehensive PMO services across a range of capital works projects, it has selected Mott MacDonald as a strategic partner to help deliver them. According to a release from the firms, the projects “are vital for maintaining and improving the country's water infrastructure, ensuring sustainable water resources for present and future generations.”

Mott MacDonald chosen as key partner by Uisce Éireann

Mott MacDonald is a management, engineering and development consultancy headquartered in the UK. It employs more than 18,000 staff in over 150 countries – and regularly supplies key knowhow to public infrastructure projects, from offshore windfarms to flood defences.

The advisory firm’s latest appointment covers technical services and project management services across water and wastewater sectors, as part of a framework which will run until 2028 – and could be extended for a further two years. In that time, Mott MacDonald’s work will be “crucial in helping Uisce Éireann to deliver on its Capital Investment Plan”, according to the firm.

"We are excited and pleased to be chosen by Uisce Éireann for this major framework," said Colum O’Dwyer, Mott MacDonald’s account lead for Uisce Éireann. "This partnership aligns with our commitment to advancing sustainable water solutions and enhancing infrastructure resilience in Ireland and helps strengthen our ongoing relationship with Uisce Éireann. We look forward to leveraging our expertise, experience and local knowledge to contribute to the success of the framework."

The building, repair and upgrading of Uisce Éireann’s water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water and sewer network requires a multi-billion euro investment programme over many years.