Dedicated facility in Newbridge

Murphy provides pipe processing, fabrication and mechanical services to the energy, water and wastewater, external piping fabrication and specialist welding markets throughout Ireland.

Our facilities in Newbridge, Co. Kildare are the perfect platform from which to carry out these activities. It features welding, blasting, coating, painting, NDT including radiography and pressure testing facilities. Our impressive in-house capabilities allow us to easily collaborate with other Murphy sectors and provide clients with turnkey fabrication and welding solutions.

Murphy’s comprehensive quality control system is implemented through our:

  • ISO 3834-2 Certification
  • CE Certification to Execution Class 4 (BS EN 1090-2)
  • NHSS 20 Certification
  • ISO 9001 Certification

Each project is initially assessed to establish our clients’ expectations. We carry out thorough planning of fabrication, welding, inspection, testing and commissioning to provide optimal production output.

What makes us different

Our in-house fabrication, installation, welding inspection, non-destructive testing and coating capabilities ensure we have full control over project programming and delivery.

Murphy works closely with its clients, from the initial planning process to implementation, so we can effectively deliver a service that meets their needs. Our capabilities are extensive and include services such as:


We have an in-house team of international welding engineers, technologists, senior welding inspectors, coded welders, fitters, riggers and conventional non-destructive testing technicians who provide supervision and technical support.


Our highly skilled engineering team can utilise multiple computer aided design packages to draft isometrics, fabrication and general arrangement drawings.


  • Piping Fabrication (12mm to 2000mm diameters – carbon and stainless steel)
  • Pipe Supports
  • Dimensional Survey of Spools
  • Skid Units
  • Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels

Our fabrication facility features 2,500m2 of welding area. Here our fabrication team utilises our wide range of equipment including:

  • Band Saws
  • Pipe Cutters
  • Gantry Cranes
  • Rotators
  • Manual and Semi-Automatic Welding Plants
  • Pipe Preparation Machines
  • Pipe Alignment Clamps / Systems
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Cold Cutting Equipment up to 900mm diameter
  • Hydraulic Torque equipment

Our fabricators and coded welders are highly experienced in site installation.

Painting / Coating

  • Blasting
  • Painting
  • Coating

Our separate coating facility provides a controlled environment for the effective application of multi-component liquid coatings, paint and cold applied wrap systems. We are also highly experienced in coating application on site.


Our in-house capabilities include:

  • Radiography (see below)
  • Radiography Interpretation
  • Welding Engineering
  • Material Engineering / Testing
  • Welding Inspection
  • Visual Inspection
  • Coating Inspection
  • Painting Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Dye Penetrant
  • Borescope
  • Holiday Inspection

Self-delivery of all elements within the manufacturing process enables complete control over production rates ensuring we are always positioned to meet programme demands.


Murphy have a separate radiography facility which allows for x-raying in a protected environment. This facility allows us to safely x-ray fabrications off site where appropriate. This facility is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency. Our radiography crews also x-ray on site where necessary.

Our directional and panoramic equipment are used to provide an unparalleled image quality.

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