This new office in Ireland is the fifth permanent CAN base and supplements offices in Chesterfield, Northfleet, Portishead and Glasgow (opened in May). Jona Crabtree is CAN's new regional manager for Ireland and the company will share the premises with other RSK companies.
About 70 per cent of CAN's business is geotechnical projects for slope and retaining wall stabilisation and installing rockfall protection measures. The remainder involves structural repairs, construction, inspection, testing and maintenance - often including bespoke access solutions.
Ireland has proved to be successful for CAN over the last 20 years. It has implemented rock netting for Donegal County Council, cliff stabilisation for its counterpart in Wicklow and stabilisation at the Lakeside Housing Development in Coleraine. The Dublin office enables CAN to provide direct and immediate services to operators and contractors based in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
CAN's expansion into Ireland comes after its acquisition by RSK last October: one of 12 companies bought by the environmental and engineering services company in the 2018/19 financial year.