40 new jobs to be created as Murphy doubles the capacity of Pipe Fabrication Business

Murphy has officially opened a new, state-of-the-art Specialised Pipe Fabrication Facility at the civil engineering company’s Irish base in Newbridge Co. Kildare. The new facility more than doubles the capacity of the Murphy Pipe Fabrication business and will create up to 40 additional jobs over the next five years.

Murphy has been the leading pipeline contractor across Ireland and the UK for over half a century, offering design and construction services for the gas, water, and process industries.

In recent years, Murphy has completed high-quality process pipework on major infrastructure projects for clients such as: Gas Networks Ireland, Mutual Energy, Vermilion, Irving Oil, Air Products, Intel, Uisce Eireann, Shell, SGN, and Aughinish Alumina.

These new facilities include a 1,200 square metre Pipe Fabrication Facility, Dedicated Stainless Steel Pipe Fabrication Facility, X-Ray facility, Pipe & Tank Pressure Testing Bunker, Shot Blasting Bay and a Painting/Coating Bay.

The new test facility adds to Murphy’s capability for supplying advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) solutions for critical infrastructure, including X-radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), Dye Penetration Inspection (DPI), shot blasting and coating, and hydrostatic and pneumatic pressure testing. The bespoke design and layout of this facility, allows for full, unrestricted use of Xray equipment, incorporating the most up-to-date safety features. The new Hydrostatic Bay has a design capacity for 220 bar pressure and 9 cubic meters of test medium. Also, it incorporates the industry’s most up-to-date safety features, including remote viewing and digital test logging from an independent control area.

This facility provides unparalleled safe systems of work for historically high-risk activities. It provides both internal and external stakeholders with the opportunity to view a project’s status and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) results in real-time.

Minister of State with responsibility for Business, Employment and Retail, Emer Higgins said: “I am delighted to see Murphy’s Pipe Fabrication Facility open and fully operational. Murphy is a huge Irish success story. From its foundation by a Kerry man in London 1951, to its operations today across Ireland, the UK and North America- Murphy is a business that has always had a very proud connection to Ireland, and particularly to this area of Kildare, where its Irish operations have been head-quartered since 1968. As one of the biggest civil engineering companies in Ireland, Murphy has an important role to play in helping us to deliver Project Ireland 2040, which seeks to construct a more resilient and sustainable future for all. This latest investment is a testament to Murphy’s dedication to delivering the quality and excellence, on which it has built its reputation for almost 75 years.”

John Murphy, CEO of Murphy, said: “It is great to see our new Pipe Fabrication and Testing Facility opening today which will double our capacity and create up to 40 additional jobs. We are proud to continue to invest in Newbridge – this not only ensures that our pipeline of work in this area continues to grow, but also allows us to nurture future local talent. Murphy’s Pipe Fabrication and Testing capabilities, like so many of our services, were developed in response to our clients’ needs and have developed in line with the innovations which have taken place within the sectors in which we work.”

Murphy Managing Director (Ireland), John G Murphy said: “For over five decades our Pipe Fabrication business has supported our work throughout Ireland and the UK, evolving from mainly specialist gas pipeline works. Our new state-of-the-art Pipe Fabrication and Testing Facility here in Newbridge further strengthens our already unparalleled experience and expertise in this sector. Murphy is passionate about direct delivery for our clients and this investment shows our commitment to increasing our capacity and expertise in this area, allowing us to support our clients at every stage of their project.”

Kevin Buckley, Operations Director, Murphy (Ireland) said: “We are thrilled to see the opening of our new Pipe Fabrication and Testing Facility here in Newbridge. This investment underscores our commitment to delivering high-quality services to our clients and reflects our dedication to innovation and excellence in the pipeline industry. By doubling our capacity, we can better meet the evolving needs of our clients and support major infrastructure projects across Ireland and the UK. This new facility not only enhances our technical capabilities but also provides significant employment opportunities in the local area, further strengthening our community ties.”

Murphy is currently recruiting Mechanical Engineers, Welders, Pipefitters, Riggers, Radiographers, Inspectors, Painters and more, visit our website at www.murphygroup.com/ie to apply.

Pictured above: Kevin Buckley, Operations Director, John Murphy, Managing Director, Minister Emer Higgins and Hubert Fitzpartick, Director General CIF.

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