Dublin company Astrotek Ireland opens new office in Qatar and announces €40,000 contract on major reservoir project

Minister O’Sullivan leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission of 45 companies to Saudia Arabia and Qatar

Dublin company Astrotek Ireland has today (Friday, 21st October 2011) announced that it has won a €40,000 contract for Phase 1 of the Duhail/Umm Qarn Reservoir Project in Qatar.  The company has also opened an office in Doha, Qatar, to capitalise on the major opportunities in technology consulting and services in both Qatar and the wider Gulf region.  The announcement was made during this week’s Enterprise Ireland trade mission of 45 companies to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, led by Minister for Trade and Development Jan O’Sullivan TD.

Pictured during the trade mission are (L to R): John Hughes, MD Astrotek, Minister for Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan, TD and Frank Ryan, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Pictured during the trade mission are (L to R): John Hughes, MD Astrotek, Minister for Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan, TD and Frank Ryan, CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Astrotek is a specialist technology lighting consultancy company established over 20 years in Ireland.  The company has been active in the Middle East for the past three years and continues to grow its export sales in the region. This new reservoir project is being provided for the Qatar Water and Energy Lighting Authority, which is undertaking a major capital development project. 

Making the announcement John Hughes, MD of Astrotek Ireland said:  ‘Winning this contract is a very important development for us. This success has come about following an intense and highly competitive tender procedure. It demonstrates the strength and quality of our service offer, and underpins the progress we have been making in this region over the past three years.  We are excited about the opportunities for growth in the Qatar market and confidently expect to win more business in the area’.

Welcoming the announcement Minister O’Sullivan said: ‘This is an ambitious company keenly aware of the opportunities for export growth presented by the Qatar market and determined to win more business for Ireland.  Major infrastructure projects associated with the world cup 2022 and other development initiatives offer significant business opportunities for Irish firms.  Enterprise Ireland is working with Irish companies across the region to strengthen their business links, develop strategic partnerships and win new business contracts. 

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For further information contact:

John Hughes,
Managing Director
Astrotek
Tel. +353 1 4568009
www.astrotek.ie

or

Enterprise Ireland Press Office
Tel. +353 1 7272295