Established almost fifty years ago, BMD has evolved to become one of Ireland’s most prestigious mechanical engineering companies.

BMD was established in Cork in 1974, and worked with the region’s pharmaceutical cluster as it began to grow.

BMD then entered another key market in 1976, after the discovery of the Kinsale Head offshore gas fields by Marathon Petroleum. And since then, BMD has been a key supplier to the operator of these gas fields.

This experience gave BMD the competence and credibility to expand into other mechanical and process markets, such as manufacturing, semi-conductor, power generation and utilities.

BMD history

Decades of impeccable delivery

In the decades since, BMD’s technical capacity and impeccable track record have earned it the position of a leading Tier 1 mechanical engineering services provider, and supplier of choice for various major clients.

As part of its growth, BMD now offers capabilities that range from providing onsite maintenance, and ongoing project work with full-time site-based teams, to turnkey delivery of large one-off capital projects, with specific services that include:

  • Hygienic (high purity) process systems and specialist services
  • Mechanical, process, oil & gas project delivery
  • Heavy equipment installations
  • Specialist modular construction, delivery, and installation
  • Utility maintenance with 24/7 emergency response
  • Specialist fabrication and general engineering services

Flagship projects and bespoke solutions

And here are some of the projects that have been delivered along the way:

  • Numerous flagship process projects for Irish-based multinational bio-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical clusters, with piping quantities up to 60,000 linear metres of process and utility piping, associated equipment, and commissioning support to FDA standards.
  • In power generation, a full balance-of-plant construction solution, as well as shutdown / maintenance services.
  • Direct engagement with the end client, including large international designers, engineers, construction managers, and EPC contractors.
  • Acting as a one-stop constructor / installer for many process modular solutions, ranging from solvent recovery systems to pharmaceutical production units, and offshore control rooms.

Investment and expansion in Dublin

In 2019 BMD, received investment by Meptagon to provide advanced engineering and construction services to a wider range of customers in Ireland, and BMD opened its new Dublin operation. This was followed by the purchase investment of a state-of-the-art cleanroom fabrication in Dublin.

Today, BMD’s activities cover all aspects of green-field and brown-field mechanical installations, primarily serving the pharmaceutical and gas sectors still, while also supporting the chemical, brewing/distilling, power generation and utility sectors.

Delivering projects worldwide

Modular projects have been delivered to UK, Denmark, West Africa and Singapore as part 
of our reach.

Clients now include many leading multinational corporations including Eli Lilly, Pfizer, MSD, Novartis, Janssen, Kinsale Energy and Irving Oil.

From biotech to brewing we continue to innovate and originate, offering a diverse range of 
services to a huge variety of businesses.