Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 86


Gary Dwyer appointed ECI Group Managing Director.

Artist impression of new Casement Park. Source: GAA

Green light for Casement park redevelopment

Senior appointments at ECI Lighting

The Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has officially approved the long-awaited redevelopment of Casement Park. Work is expected to commence in the first half of 2022 and take two years to complete with Mott MacDonald as the M+E contractor. The Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey, confirmed the proposed Casement Park development will cost approximately £110 million. The initial cost of the new GAA stadium was estimated at £77 million. Main contractors Heron Brothers Limited, Co. Londonderry and Buckingham Group Contracting Limited, Co. Buckinghamshire have been awarded the contract for the design and construction of the new

stadium at Casement Park Stadium for UCGAA. Works will comprise the demolition and disposal of the entire facilities and the construction of the new stadium, which will incorporate changing, training, hospitality, acoustic performance capabilities, community rooms, media facilities, comfort, office and storage facilities etc. Replacement floodlighting, stadium/ event management suite, ground support facilities including new arrangements for vehicles and pedestrians, electronic display installations, storage, surface and undercroft car parking, hard and soft landscaping are also included. Details supplied by Construction Information Services.

The ECI Group has announced the appointment of Gary Dwyer as Group Managing Director. Since joining ECI in 1997, Gary has held the role of Finance Director for many years. During this time Gary also developed a broad set of commercial skills, and his knowledge and experience in the industry place him perfectly to now take on the responsibilities of this new challenge. Declan Hanratty, Chairman of ECI Group, commented, “These are exciting times for ECI and Gary’s appointment reflects the ambition we have to continually grow our businesses and provide professional, modern and accessible lighting and energy solutions to our customers in the Irish market and beyond.” As a result of Gary’s promotion, Mark Smith, who has been with ECI since 2017 as Management Accountant, will now take up the position of Financial Controller. During a tough last year and a half for the construction industry, the ECI Group has continued to grow, most recently with ECI Energy’s investment in Acutrace Ltd, an energy measurement software company, which will allow the ECI Group to offer additional energy-saving solutions to its clients. For more information, visit

Troy McConville, one of Vaughan Engineering Group’s electrical apprentices, was victorious in his event at the European Athletics Promotion held in Hexham, UK in June. He finished first and scored an overall points total of 6,957 competing in: 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m, 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m. A spokesperson from Vaughan Engineering Group said, “Not only is Troy working full- time and progressing very well through his apprenticeship, but he is also achieving fantastic results in his sport. “We are incredibly proud of Troy’s talent and we look forward to continuing to support him European athleticswin for Vaughan apprentice

Vaughan Engineering’s electrical apprentice, Troy McConville, brings home a first from European Athletics Promotion meet.

Mark Smith who will now take up the position of Financial Controller.

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