Tuesday 19 March 2019

Mallow's EPS secures €28m West Cork water supply project

The MD of EPS, Patrick Bickley
The MD of EPS, Patrick Bickley

Bill Browne

The Mallow-based international water solutions giant EPS has added yet another string to its already impressive bow by securing a €28 million contact to deliver the Skibbereen Regional Water Supply Scheme.

The company, which is this year celebrating its 50th year in business, is a global leader in the field of 'wet' infrastructure, with support service operations across Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and West Africa.

The Skibbereen project - which will see the amalgamation of a number of smaller supply schemes and the upgrading of treatment plants - is the latest in a series EPS is conducting in partnership with Irish Water. 

The company already has a significant footprint in west Cork, with wastewater treatment plants in Dunmanway, Bantry, Clonakilty and Kinsale, as well as works currently underway in Bandon and further north in Millstreet EPS Managing Director Patrick Buckley said the latest project would result in a welcome jobs boost for the Cork region and that the company would be targeting professionals working abroad who may be returning home for Christmas and would like to secure a skilled position back in Ireland. 

"This contract will generate a significant jobs boost for the Cork region as we undertake an extensive search for civil and mechanical engineers, project managers, site managers and quantity surveyors," said Mr Buckley.

"It's an opportune time for anyone considering relocation back to Cork from abroad or other parts of the country. Irish Water is investing heavily in our national water infrastructure and EPS is at the forefront of this activity," he added. 

Anyone interested in applying for the new positions can do so at