Wicklow

Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant

THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS PROJECT THROUGH IMPROVED WATER QUALITY, HEALTH AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

The development of a new wastewater treatment plant in Arklow, Co. Wicklow will eliminate untreated wastewater discharge to the Avoca River. The project will entail the construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to treat 36,000 PE (population equivalent) with a new sea or river outfall. When completed, the Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to the local area in terms of health, integrity of environment and improved water quality.

The project requires ByrneLooby, in conjunction with Arup consulting engineers, to design preferred routes for the interceptor sewers which will gather the existing outfall and transport it to a new treatment plant. The challenge for ByrneLooby is to find the optimal alignment for these interceptor sewers given the constraints arising from the existing sewers and the challenging ground conditions. There is also a requirement to minimise disruption to the public due to the site’s close proximity to the town. Our expertise in tunnelling and geotechnics combined with our expertise in water and network design is helping to devise the optimum solution.

Through the consideration of trenchless technology and implementation of a robust contract strategy, ByrneLooby are ensuring the earliest possible achievement of program deadlines.

This project continues our historic involvement in delivering wastewater construction in Arklow, having previously been appointed as Client’s representative for Arklow Water Supply Scheme.

STAFF INSIGHT

“I’m delighted to be involved in this strategic project for Irish Water and supporting Arup as project manager. It is an interesting and challenging project with huge community and environmental benefits to be achieved. I’m looking forward to helping deliver these benefits to the local community at the earliest possible date.”


Eamonn, Director
ByrneLooby

 

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