Our Story

Edward Dornan & Co. (Engineers) Ltd. was founded in 1966, to serve the chemical and petrochemical industries in Ireland.

In 1974 the company moved operations to Cork and opened electrical and mechanical divisions to provide contracting services to various clients in the process industry. Over the next 35 years the company expanded to provide mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services all over Europe to an increasing range of industry sectors.

In 1994 the company was renamed Dornan Engineering Limited by new owners the Kentech Group with an international division also established to provide engineering and contracting services to overseas markets. With the establishment of the Kentech Group, the integration of new management and the overseas expansion, the group began to establish itself as a global engineering and contracting company.

In November 2005, the Directors of Dornan Engineering Ltd. (Brian Acheson, Oliver Lonergan and Chris McGovern) completed a Management Buy-out of the company from the Kentech Group.

In January 2008, Dave Dukelow, Paul Flynn, Derek Duffy and Liam Flynn joined the Board of Dornan Engineering Ltd to consolidate the senior management and allow the company to continue to provide their quality service to an increasingly diversified clientele.

In the course of this journey some of the company's key milestones include:

  • Seagate

    Seagate Clean Room Installation

    Dornan provided the Mechanical works to this €8m Seagate project in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

  • Motorola

    Dornan were awarded the Mechanical Fit Out of this production facility.


    Novartis 543 Building

    Dornan undertook the Electrical and Instrumentation works at this Co.Cork. Novartis Production facility of an Annex and Tank Farm.

  • Pfizers

    Dornan successfully completed 6 Major Electrical & Instrumentation projects for Pfizer at various facilities in Co. Cork, valued at in excess of €15m.

  • Pharmacia & Upjohn Facility

    This Life Sciences Production Facility at Little Island, Co. Cork was an Electrical and Instrumentation installation works awarded to Dornan.

  • Eli Lilly IE16 Facility

    Dornan were awarded the Electrical and Instrumentation at this New Drugs Production Facility in Kinsale, Co. Cork.

  • Ballina Beverages Facility

    Dornan were responsible for the Mechanical installation of this Production Facility in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

  • BMS Cruiserath Road Facility

    Dornan secured the HVAC and Electrical and Instrumental installation on Bristol Myers Squibb's new facility at Cruiserath in Dublin, valued in excess of €40m.

  • Telecity Dublin

    Dornan were awarded the Civil Electrical and Mechanical Fit Out of Telecity's new Data Centre at City West in Dublin valued in excess of €10m.

  • ESB’s Two Power Station

    Dornan secured HVAC and Building Services installation on ESB's two new Peat Powered Power Stations at Shannonbridge and Lanesborough in Co. Offaly; from Foster Wheeler OY, at an overall value of over €15m.

  • Abbott Clean Room Facility

    We were responsible for the Mechanical and HVAC installation on Phase 1 of the expansion of the Abbott Clean Room Facility in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. When combined with Phase 2 and Phase 3, the project resulted in revenues in excess of €25m.

  • Cork School of Music

    Dornan secured this €10m Mechanical and HVAC works for CIT’s Cork School of Music, Co. Cork. One highlight of the services was the new Chilled Beam and works of the Acoustics Room installed, which created a high quality standard of optimal ambience to the College space.

  • Pier D at Dublin Airport

    Dornan were awarded the Electrical Fit out of the DAA's new Pier D at Dublin Airport valued in excess of €14m.

    Eli Lilly IE30 Facility

    Dornan continued to provide repeat Electrical and Instrumentation services to Eli Lilly, as this €7M award of E&I services at the IE30 Facility in Co. Cork successfully proved.

  • Pfizer Pegasus Project, Sweden

    Dornan were awarded the Electrical & Instrumentation and commissioning of Pfizer's Pegasus project in Strangnas, Sweden which was valued in excess of €8m.

  • Telecity Sweden

    Dornan secured this Mechanical services for another Major Plant of a Telecity’s Data Centre in Sweden.

  • Newbury Data Centre

    Dornan were awarded the Mechanical and Electrical Fit Out contract for a leading Financial Client’s new Data Centre at Newbury, Berkshire, UK; valued at over €5m. We believe Dornan has built a reputation for delivering difficult projects with demanding schedules and the hallmark of our success is to achieve repeat business on a continued basis from our clients.

    Eli Lilly IE42 Facility

    Dornan were once again awarded the Electrical and Instrumentation services of another Eli Lilly Production Facility in Kinsale, Co. Cork.

  • Ticona TiGer Project

    Dornan were awarded the Electrical, Instrumentation and HVAC installation on Ticona's TiGer Project in Frankfurt in Germany, valued in excess of €30m.

  • Pembroke Power Station

    Dornan secured this prestigious Electrical , Instrumentation and HVAC services of 5 CCGT Turbine Power Station in Wales, UK. This Power Station is one of the largest plants ever built in the UK and valued in excess of £20m.

Dornan Engineering Ltd. have built a reputation for delivering difficult projects with demanding schedules and the hallmark of our success is to achieve repeat business on a continued basis from our clients.