Antrim company Causeway Geotech merges with Alaskan group

Sealaska’s businesses tackle the challenges facing the Earth’s oceans

Antrim company Causeway Geotech, one of the largest ground-investigation contractors in Ireland, is to become part of Alaskan company Sealaska’s ocean-health business platform.

Run through a Seattle-based company called Woocheen, Sealaska’s ocean-health businesses tackle the challenges facing Earth’s oceans. They do this by supporting sustainably managed fisheries around the world, applying geotechnical expertise that keeps waters clean, and supporting the generation of energy from offshore wind.

Sealaska said the merger would expand Woocheen’s global capabilities and enable Causeway to bring its land and marine geotechnical skill beyond Ireland and the UK to the rest of the world.

“Sealaska’s vision is hugely exciting, and to be part of the journey is a position of privilege,” said Causeway director Darren O’Mahony.

“Our marine ground-investigation capabilities will be expanded, and our ability to move from nearshore to offshore waters will be developed to increase our market share in the offshore wind sector while continuing to serve our customers on land.”

Woocheen chief executive Terry Downes, who is Irish, said: “Infrastructure development is huge in Europe, and Causeway Geotech has proven itself as a company that maintains tremendous integrity and quality while sustaining steady growth.”

Causeway employs over 100 people at its offices in Ballymoney, Co Antrim, and Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter