ByrneLooby picks Riyadh for third office in the Middle East

14 January 2022 1 min. read

Engineering consultancy ByrneLooby has opened a new office in Saudi Arabia, its third hub in the region. 

The Irish-origin technical and projects consulting firm has been in active in the region for eleven years – during this period building a track record that includes working on some of the region’s flagship projects such as Doha Metro and on the port upgrades of Aqaba, Dammam, Doha, and Dubai. 

ByrneLooby has also built a client portfolio in Saudi Arabia, providing its expertise to the megaprojects of Neom (the Kingdom’s largest megaproject), Qiddiya (the capital of entertainment) and Jazan Economic City, as well as serving as a trusted consultant to publicly-owned Saline Water Conversion Corporation, among others.

ByrneLooby picks Riyadh for third office in the Middle East

“Over the past ten years, we have seen significant growth in demand for our services in Saudi Arabia. We target large, complex projects where we can add value and which require complex engineering expertise,” explained John Barnes, a Director at ByrneLooby in the firm’s Bahrain office (ByrneLooby also has an office in Dubai). 

The launch of the new office in Riyadh “demonstrates our commitment to the Kingdom and our desire to partner with clients to help achieve Saudi’s Vision 2030.” The move is part of the firm’s wider ambition to increase its Middle Eastern headcount to more than 100 staff in the coming years. 

Hot on the heels of the new hub ByrneLooby has bagged a new mandate in the Kingdom, tapped to provide the detailed design of the Saudi Cruise Berth Improvement Project across three strategically located ports. “It is a huge privilege to help kickstart cruising in Saudi Arabia,” said Barnes.

The news sees ByrneLooby join a growing number of consultancies establish a base in Riyadh.