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Glan Agua creating 60 jobs for Galway

Glan Agua creating 60 jobs for Galway

July 08
09:38 2016

downloadGlan Agua a company specialising in waste water treatment is to create 60 jobs in Co Galway.

The company is doubling its existing workforce with an expansion of its Irish and UK headquarters.

Glan Agua was established in Ballinasloe in 2008 and is a subsidiaries of Mota-Engil which is expanding its operations in the Republic through the two companies and creating a UK and Ireland headquarters.

The company is a provider of design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance services within the water and wastewater sector.

Mota-Engil chief executive Gonçalo Moura Martins said: “Mota-Engil is reaffirming its commitment to this market and our intent to continue to invest in this country in order to be a leader in the technical areas in which we operate.

“We are also committed to developing career opportunities and training for young local engineers to expand our activity not only in Ireland but also in the UK.”

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said the project “adds a new client business to IDA’s growing engineering base in Ireland and delivers a quality investment for East Galway which is a key regional location for IDA, creating an extra 60 high value jobs”.

Minster for Jobs Mary Mitchell O Connor said she was “delighted” the move would benefit Loughrea and the surrounding areas.

“One of my priorities as Minister is creating an environment where job growth can thrive, particularly in rural Ireland,” she said. “I believe only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for the services needed to create a fair society.”

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Sean Canney said the jobs would be a “significant boost” to the region.

“It is great to see this company expanding, creating extra jobs which will be a significant boost to Loughrea and the wider region,” he said.

“It’s very positive for a town the size of Loughrea to win an investment like this. It shows that companies can locate in regions once the necessary infrastructure and skilled workforce is available.”

As part of the expansion, Glen Agua  is relocating its administration and manufacturing base from Ballinasloe to Loughrea.

All existing staff will move to the new plant, some 30km away from the original headquarters.

The company is seeking a number of civil, mechanical and environmental engineers in the initial stage of its expansion, with all jobs coming on stream over a five year period.

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