The Knowledge

The ABCO Group:

Welcome to ABCO - a fully integrated specialist marine civil engineering service for all types of Marine Infrastructure, including:

  • Long Sea Outfalls
  • Overwater Drilling and Piling
  • Harbour Developments
  • Dredging and Marine Excavation
  • In and Over Water Blasting Operations, and much more

Based in Northern Ireland – and working throughout the UK and all of Ireland – we are a family owned business that displays the energy and commitment you would expect from a business that has a rapidly growing portfolio of clients, all highly satisfied that their projects are delivered on time, within specification and within budget.

Quality Assurance

We own and operate our own marine plant and we oversee all our operations in line with our fully integrated management system that is accredited to UKAS recognised management systems. So when you work with us, you are guaranteed the highest degree of quality assurance from project concept to close-out.

World-class standards

We act as both principal and specialist subcontractor on substantial projects in the UK, Ireland and internationally. Our team is highly knowledgeable, hugely experienced and totally committed - enabling us to deliver all projects to world-class standards.

Knowledgeable. Committed. Experienced.

We place a huge emphasis on the most up to date knowledge. It lies at the heart of our belief in continuous improvement. We continually identify the latest best practice methods and implement the new technologies that make our operations more efficient, economic and productive. Our team consists of qualified Contract Managers, Project Managers, Marine Operations Managers, Civil Engineers, Marine Surveyors, Multi Skilled Operatives and Commercial divers.

This team is highly knowledgeable, totally committed and hugely experienced. Indeed, Group directors John Osborne (since 1995) and Brendan Osborne (since 1998) have over 30 years of marine and civil engineering experience between them.

Our Values


The commitment and energy of ABCO personnel is what makes us unique. Our people are driven to provide an outstanding professional service and ensure that we continually build on our reputation.


Our proactive approach on our projects helps to find innovative solutions. And by being constantly open and transparent we ensure the highest professional working relationships.

Team Excellence

Every person in our company helps us deliver high standard of professionalism. Our approach to teamwork starts internally and extends to our clients, customers, professional partners and indeed the communities in which we operate. By being constantly open and transparent we ensure the highest level of professional working relationships.

Safety First

The health and safety of our people and those affected by our works is paramount to our operations.

"If it cannot be done safely, then we don't do it at all".

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ISO Certification is only applicable to ABCO Head Office at Lisburn

A unique feature of ABCO is the various roles that come together in the delivery of our projects. Click to see a list of some of the roles in our team:

Head Office

282 Moira Road,
Co Antrim,
BT28 2TU

+44 (0)28 9262 2731

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