A company specialising in waste water treatment is to create 60 jobs in Co Galway. 

Glan Agua is doubling its existing workforce with an expansion of its Irish and UK headquarters.

Established in Ballinasloe in 2008, Glen Agua is a subsidiary of the Portuguese firm Mota-Engil.

It designs, builds and operates water treatment and waste water treatment systems that are used by group water schemes, local authorities and industrial companies.

Due to increased demand both here and in the United Kingdom, the company is extending its operations and hiring an additional 60 workers. 

As part of the expansion, Glen Agua  is relocating its administration and manufacturing base from Ballinasloe to Loughrea. 

All existing staff will move to the new plant, some 30km away from the original headquarters. 

The company is seeking a number of civil, mechanical and environmental engineers in the initial stage of its expansion, with all jobs coming on stream over a five year period.