History / Timeline

  • 2019
    Mercury rebrands  
    Mercury Rebrand With almost 2000 staff and revenues in excess of €750 million, Mercury enters a new phase, making the key decision to rebrand – the first and only in almost fifty years of business.
  • 2018
    Mercury awarded €400m Hyperscale Data Centre in Amsterdam  
    Mercury 2018 Mercury are awarded the AMS08/09 Hyperscale Data Centre Project in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Further Data Centre projects are secured in London, Frankfurt and Denmark in one of the most successful years for the company. The company embarks on a rebrand of the business for the first time since its inception to be completed in 2019
  • 2017
    Mercury announces TWENTY21 mission statement  
    Mercury 2017 Mercury Engineering announces a new chapter in its history by promoting their new Mercury TWENTY21 mission statement. With a new strategy comes a new restructure.
  • 2016
    Mercury project wins an international award  
    Mercury 2016 Mercury project wins an international award. The prestigious Engineering News- “Record Global Best Projects Award – Manufacturing Category” has been won by the Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre project.
  • 2015
    Mercury contributed to 2 of 5 nominated projects for Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards  
    Mercury 2015 Mercury contributed to 2 of 5 nominated projects for Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The European Business Unit reports that revenue has exceeded the original Target revenue for 2015.
  • 2014
    Mr. Eoin Vaughan announced as new Mercury CEO  
    Mr. Eoin Vaughan appointed the new C.E.O. for Mercury Engineering.
  • 2013
    The prestigious Aldgate Tower project in London commences  
    Mercury 2013 The prestigious Aldgate Tower project in London commences, as well as a new Data Centre project for Equinix in Frankfurt and the Kerry Group project in Ireland.
  • 2012
    Mercury celebrates its 40th anniversary  
    Mercury 2012 Mercury celebrates its 40th anniversary. On the projects front, a €30m data centre commences for Telecity in Dublin, Ireland and another for Equinix in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2011
    Mercury delivers the €30m Schipol Nord Data centre project  
    Mercury 2011 Mercury delivers the €30m Data Centre project at Schiphol Nord, Amsterdam for Terremark and the €16m Data Centre project, Amsterdam for Softlayer. Mercury also wins the contract for the redevelopment of the Tate Modern Museum in London and the four-year, Phase 2 contract for the Shell Corrib Onshore Gas Terminal.
  • 2010
    Mercury commences work on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Project in Glasgow, Scotland  
    Mercury Healthcare Construction - New South Glasgow Hospital The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital project commences and Mercury receives the €200m four-year contract for the full Mechanical, Electrical and fire protection services. Also, two university projects commence in Ireland, a new Engineering Building for NUIG and a Science Centre for UCD.
  • 2009
    Mercury completes the Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection works on the refurbishment of the Point Theatre  
    Mercury 2009 Mercury completes the Mechanical, Electrical and fire protection services on the historic redevelopment of the Point Theatre in Dublin (since renamed the 3 Arena). The new Enniskillen Hospital project is started – contract value is €41m.
  • 2008
    The £386 million Sentrum Data centre in Woking commences  
    Mercury 2008 The £386 million Sentrum Data centre in Woking commences where clients will include, amongst others, Transport for London, SunGard, ED&F MAN Group, Fidessa, and Navisite. Mercury also wins major contracts in Ireland including the €96m Dublin Airport Terminal 2 project, the Conference Centre Dublin and the Aviva Stadium.
  • 2007
    Mercury moves to a new office in central London  
    Mercury 2007 Mercury moves to a new office in central London to service the demands of a growing UK client base. The contract for Sentrum Datacentre, Watford is received – clients will include BP, Dresner Bank, Deutschebank, Navisite. Mercury also wins contracts for the Continent 8 Datacentre project in the Isle of Man, the €100m Peterborough Hospital in the UK and Project Pegasus for Pfizer in Sweden.
  • 2006
    Mercury wins’ contracts for several key infrastructural projects including Shell Corrib Gas Terminal  
    Mercury 2006 Mercury wins’ contracts for several key infrastructural projects including the Dublin Port Tunnel, the Luas light railway, Airtricity wind farms and Shell’s Corrib Gas Terminal facility. Projects also commence for the Shelbourne Hotel, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Mercury Russia wins the fit- out contract for Microsoft in Novosibirsk and projects for Cushman & Wakefield, Sony Pictures, Schlumberger, SAS Radisson, Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. Mercury UK wins the 18-month, £56m design & build contract for the Sentrum Datacentre Croydon – clients will include BT, London Stock Exchange, Deutschebank, and Rabobank.
  • 2004
    The number of direct-hire staff at Mercury exceeds 2,000  
    Mercury 2004 The number of direct-hire staff at Mercury exceeds 2,000. The company secures the Takeda project in Dublin; the Mechanical and Electrical contract for the new maternity wing at Cork University Hospital; and the Electrical services for the new nurses’ college at UCC.
  • 2002
    Mercury commence the Fab24 project for Intel Ireland  
    Mercury projects include the Fab24 project for Intel and a substantial piping project for the large Bristol Myers Squibb plant in Cruiserath. Work commences on the Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Grangecastle site, and the fire protection systems for Shannon Airport.
  • 2000
    The company wins the contract for multiple services for Wyeth Pharmaceutical  
    Mercury 2000 The company wins the contract for multiple services for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals at its campus in Grangecastle, Dublin and a Data-centre in Citywest Dublin for Metromedia.
  • 1999
    Mercury completes its first project in Poland  
    Mercury 1999 Mercury completes its first project in Poland for the McCain Foods processing plant in Wroclaw. Projects are also completed for Wexford and Fermanagh Creamery’s, Xerox, Dublin Airport, Dell, and again Bausch & Lomb. The company also wins its first Datacentre project with ESAT Telecom.
  • 1998
    Mercury Technologies is established  
    Mercury 1998 Mercury Technologies is established to formally meet the challenges of the technology generation.
  • 1997
    Mercury celebrates 25 years in business  
    Mercury 1997 Mercury celebrates 25 years in business and its position as the largest multi- services Engineering provider in Ireland. The company wins contracts for MSD Pharmaceuticals, MBNA Bank, Hewlett Packard and the McCain Foods factory in Lewedorp Holland.
  • 1996
    Mercury establishes a Cork office to serve the Munster region.  
    Mercury 1996 Mercury establishes an office in Cork, Ireland to serve clients in the Munster region, including Roche, Bausch & Lomb, and Ivax Pharmaceuticals. Mercury wins the contract for the McCain Foods factory in Lelystad Holland. Mercury also wins the contract for the very prestigious Fab14 project at Intel. The company’s turnover exceeds £50 million.
  • 1995
    Mercury continues working in Holland  
    Mercury 1995 Mercury continues working in Holland for the Smurfit Group and starts the McCain Foods factory in Hoofddorp. Contracts are won for Louisiana Pacific, Motorola, AT&T, 3Com and HP.
  • 1994
    Total staff numbers at Mercury reaches over 1,400  
    Mercury 1994 Total staff numbers at Mercury reaches over 1,400. Mercury starts two projects for the Smurfit Group in both Loenen and Groningen Holland.
  • 1993
    Mercury secures the fire protection works for TRW in Germany  
    Mercury 1993 Mercury receives the contract for the fire protection and Mechanical services contracts for the large TRW Automotive Plant in Krefeld, Germany.
  • 1992
    Mercury is 20 years in business and is involved in the Villa Olimpica project for the Barcelona Olympics  
    Mercury 1992 Mercury is 20 years in business and works on the Villa Olimpica Project in Barcelona, Spain for the Summer Olympics. Contracts are also received for Microsoft, Heinz Foods and Gateway 2000 Computers.
  • 1991
    Mercury commences work on the Intel Fab 10 wafer manufacturing facility  
    Mercury 1991 Work now commences on the Intel Fab 10 wafer manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Mercury receives contracts for Shannon Aerospace, Motorola and Murphy’s Brewery.
  • 1990
    Mercury is now well established as the strongest Engineering services company in Ireland  
    Mercury 1990 Mercury is now well established as the strongest Engineering services company in Ireland, now with a client list that includes many of the Fortune 500 companies. Contract received for the Morgan Stanley building in Canary Wharf London.
  • 1989
    Mercury begins its long standing relationship with Intel Ireland  
    Mercury 1989 Intel sets up its first manufacturing plant in Ireland and Mercury starts what is to become a long-time partnership with the company.
  • 1987
    Mercury continues to expand its business in the UK  
    Mercury 1987 Mercury continues to expand its business in the UK and completes projects for Amdahl Computers, Rehau Plastics, London Transport, The Marco Polo building and the London Tara Hotel.
  • 1986
    A growing workforce requires the extension of the Mercury head office in Dublin  
    Mercury 1986 A growing workforce requires the extension of the Mercury head office in Dublin; the company moves from strength to strength, receiving contracts for Yamanouchi, Elan Pharmaceuticals and Flo-Gas.
  • 1984
    Mercury commences work on its first semiconductor plant  
    Mercury 1984 Mercury commences work on its first semiconductor plant for both Analog Devices in Limerick, and on projects for Angus Isochem Pharmaceuticals in Ringaskiddy, Nixdorf Computers, Shell and Conoco.
  • 1983
    Mercury commences work at Moneypoint & North Wall for the ESB  
    Mercury 1983 Mercury commences work on the electricity generation stations for the State Electricity Supply Board at both Moneypoint and Northwall Dublin. In Wicklow, Schering-Plough purchase the Avondale Chemicals plant and Mercury is commissioned to design and install all the fire protection and Electrical monitoring systems for the site.
  • 1982
    Mercury celebrates ten years in business  
    Mercury 1982 Mercury celebrates ten years in business and wins several major contracts for Atari Games, the Mallinckrodt Laboratories, Floating Points Systems and an extension to the Polaroid facility.
  • 1980
    Mercury secure major contracts for University College Dublin, Westinghouse and the Smurfit Group  
    Mercury 1980 Major contracts for University College Dublin, Westinghouse and the Smurfit Group are added to Mercury’s portfolio. Work commences on the Wang Computers manufacturing plant in Limerick, Prime Computers in Dublin and Apple Computer’s first manufacturing plant in Ireland.
  • 1979
    Mercury secure the Fire Protection contract for the Polaroid manufacturing plant in Newbridge.  
    Mercury 1979 Polaroid Corporation commences construction of a 25,000m² manufacturing plant in Newbridge and Mercury wins the fire protection contract. Contracts for the historic Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and Tara Mines are also secured.
  • 1978
    Mercury move to new offices in the Sandyford Business Park in Dublin   
    Mercury 1978 New offices in the Sandyford Business Park in Dublin are indicative of Mercury’s development. Work commences on the fast- track 50,000m² Fieldcrest Mills plant in Kilkenny followed by works offshore on the Kinsale Head gas production platforms.
  • 1976
    Mercury wins its first overseas contract in North Africa  
    Mercury 1976 Mercury wins its first overseas contract in North Africa and Mercury International is formed, now opening offices in Tripoli and Benghazi. Pharmaceutical projects are completed for Leo Laboratories and Beecham Products.
  • 1975
    The first multi-million pound contracts are acquired by Mercury  
    Mercury 1975 The first multi-million pound contracts are acquired by Mercury from Syntex Pharmaceutical Corporation and Marathon Petroleum. A Mechanical Engineering services division is formed in response to these and other new projects.
  • 1972
    Mercury is founded by Frank O’Kane and Joe Morgan  
    Mercury 1972 Mercury is founded by Frank O’Kane and Joe Morgan to deliver Electrical Engineering services to Irish businesses. The company then quickly expands to become a turnkey operation through the addition of a fire protection service.