Sean Dowd

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Get Value from Shared Practice


From the start Boston Scientific
Ireland has found great value in cross-sectoral value and learnings from all kinds of companies that share energy issues as common ground.

Our award-winning production sites throughout Ireland have a practice
of energy efficiency at their core. In Ireland, Boston Scientific has, for example, been involved in path-finding work in value improvement processes (VIP); in a number of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects, in chilled water optimisation projects and in the areas of air handling and compressed air systems.

Boston Scientific Ireland was first on the grid to implement a pilot scale metering programme in its production facility with a measuring solution partly developed by academic partner, Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

The upcoming Cong Energy Summit, October 14, therefore makes complete sense to me in terms of the valuable networking and information opportunities alone.

There are multiple opportunities to embrace technology that improves energy efficiency – reducing cost and raising business competitiveness. I urge all business energy users in Ireland to lend their voices to the Cong summit and to take advantage of all the benefits on offer. See you there!

About Sean Dowd:

Sean joined Boston Scientific in1995 and worked his way up from a Project Engineer to Senior Facilities Manager.  During that time he held various exciting and challenging roles within the Facilities Department.

He currently manages the strategic direction and agree the goals of the Facilities Department to ensure alignment with plant objectives. His main responsibility is to deliver on the annual budget & quarterly forecast including headcount, expense, capital, safety, and energy and quality targets. His team is responsible for the provision of all Facilities utilities and services to support Operations, PD, R&D and EMEA.

An important daily activity is to manage the energy portfolio and set energy objectives & targets for continuous improvement. They have achieved over 33% energy reduction across the plant in the last 10 years while production has more than doubled in output.  They now generate 73% of the site power on site and use the heat from the exhaust to supply 100% of the plant heat and the remainder of the heat is used to cool the plant via an absorbent chiller. But they want to do more!.


  • Post Grade in Building Services – Brunel University, UK.
  • Graduate Engineering Course in Building and Environment – St Patrick College, Dublin.
  • Honours B.Eng. Industrial Engineering & Information Systems – NUIG, Galway.