NIRAS acquires FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd as part of its growing engineering consultancy

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NIRAS has acquired Irish FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd on 1 July 2024.

July 1, 2024

In joining NIRAS, FDT will contribute to a growing global engineering consultancy that operates within various industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, as well as green fuels and biosolutions.

Becoming part of a global, growing multi-disciplinary consultancy

“It is our ambition at NIRAS to achieve a leading position as expert consultants to the food & beverage, life science, and green fuels industries. With this acquisition, NIRAS and FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd will be able to create growth opportunities driven by scale and expertise. This will strengthen both companies' positions significantly, and we will be able to offer a broader range of services both in Ireland and internationally. Our two companies are well-acquainted as good colleagues and we look forward to welcoming FDT to NIRAS says Thomas B. Olsen, Executive Vice President, Process Industry in NIRAS.

Through the acquisition, FDT and its subsidiary BrewConnect, comprising approximately 70 industry specialists primarily based in Ireland, will join a growing global team of experts. In collaboration with NIRAS, they will gain access to new markets, projects, and development opportunities.

“At FDT, we believe that this acquisition marks a pivotal step towards enhancing our global reach and strengthening our service offerings. By integrating NIRAS’s extensive industry expertise and global scale with FDT’s proven track record in process engineering and sustainability, we are poised to deliver unparalleled value to our clients.

This symbiotic relationship will not only broaden our market exposure and resource base but also drive innovative solutions across multiple sectors," says John Hanley, Managing Director of FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd.

A strong alliance across a range of industries with a focus on sustainability

FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd. works with international food and beverage clients and has strong competences within design of production plants in the Food & Beverage industry as well as industry leading knowledge in sustainability, water and energy/CO2 reduction across a wide range of industries e.g. brewing, distilling, dairy, biotechnology and pharma/life science.

Their service offerings cover a range of technical and specialist solutions including concept design, capital cost estimates, detailed process and utilities design, installation management, energisation and commissioning of plants, HAZOP studies, and ATEX compliance reports. Additionally, they support process optimisation, plant performance troubleshooting and operate with sustainability as an integrated part of all services and deliveries.

About FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd.

FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers Ltd. is a specialist engineering consultancy with a strong focus on process engineering, offering comprehensive project management and consultancy services since 1991. Key services include process engineering, compliance support, sustainability initiatives, and asset care. FDT serves a diverse range of industries such as brewing and distilling, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, food and dairy, and semiconductors. The company's expertise aids clients in enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, and meeting regulatory standards. Based in Ireland, FDT operates from offices in Dublin and Cork.

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Thomas B. Olsen

Thomas B. Olsen

Executive Vice President

Allerød, Denmark

+45 3071 3961

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