Thursday June 9th 2022



The international consultancy company NIRAS has acquired Dolmen Engineering. The integration will enable the two companies to strengthen their positions within the European Life Science and Food & Beverage sectors and offer a fully integrated suite of services.

Dolmen Engineering is joining the international consultancy company NIRAS with immediate effect. NIRAS is a leading consultant to the Danish Pharma and Life Science industries, and the company provides consultancy to leading Food and Beverage companies worldwide. “We believe that Dolmen Engineering and NIRAS form a perfect match of expertise, professional capacities, and access to different markets. The two companies will complement each other very well and above all our combined forces will benefit our clients” said Senior Vice President in NIRAS, Thomas B. Olsen.

The inclusion of Dolmen Engineering into NIRAS adds a series of competences including Engineering Design, Project Management, Commissioning/Qualification/Validation, and Contract Services.

“The acquisition of Dolmen Engineering is another example of how NIRAS seeks to consolidate its position among independent advisors to the Life Science industry. NIRAS is experiencing strong growth in the Life Science sector and by adding Dolmen’s Process Engineering expertise, we can increase and improve our services for our clients in all our markets,” said Thomas B. Olsen.

Strengthening NIRAS’s and Dolmen Engineering market positions

Dolmen Engineering has chosen to integrate with NIRAS to further grow the company’s services in European markets.

“Dolmen Engineering is delighted to join forces with NIRAS. Both companies share the same passion for delivering excellence to our clients and NIRAS have strong competences within sustainability and energy optimisation in the Life Science industry. This means that we can draw on a whole new set of expertise in Denmark, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. This will allow Dolmen Engineering to accelerate its growth plans in Europe and in parallel continue to strengthen our offering in Ireland. It is an exciting time for Dolmen Engineering and all its team who have helped grow the company to its current level,” said Niall Corrigan, CEO of Dolmen Engineering.

By combining two complementary businesses, NIRAS and Dolmen Engineering have also improved their combined strengths and their market position within the British and European Food and Beverage sector.

NIRAS services in Ireland, United Kingdom, and Europe

For NIRAS, incorporating Dolmen Engineering into its business means that the company can diversify and improve its services for the Irish, British, and European Life Science industry, and support the industry in the green transition, which is high on the agenda in the Life Science sector.

“In NIRAS, we have been focusing on sustainability for many years and we have a leading position in this area. We have a strong focus on green energy transition and energy efficiency. Dolmen Engineering and its customers will benefit from our strong competencies in these areas,” says Thomas B. Olsen.

About Dolmen Engineering

Dolmen Engineering is an Engineering Consultancy specializing in the execution of projects in the Pharmaceutical and Life Science Industry.

Founded in 2014, the company has expanded its expertise to address all aspects of innovative design solution integration. From Feasibility Analysis and Conceptual Design, Project Execution and Management, to Commissioning, Qualification and Validation, Dolmen Engineering has become a full-service provider to leading international companies in the Life Sciences sector.

Whether a client is developing new manufacturing capabilities or optimising existing processes, Dolmen Engineering has the expertise, agility, and flexibility to adapt to the client’s needs, developing effective lean solutions, improving performance, and optimising return on investment.


NIRAS is an international multi-disciplinary consultancy company that was founded in 1956 in Denmark. NIRAS has 2,400 employees, 54 offices in 31 countries, and projects in 108 countries.

NIRAS is one of Denmark’s leading consultants in the Pharma and Life Sciences industry. The company also works on process industry projects all over the world, ranging from South Korea’s largest dairy factory to Canada’s largest poultry processing plant to breweries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. NIRAS has a strong focus on sustainability and recently won the prestigious Global Water Awards with Carlsberg for the world’s most water efficient brewery. NIRAS’ key clients include some of the leading Danish Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage companies.