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Construction begins on €139m WWTP in Arklow

Construction begins on €139m WWTP in Arklow

We are pleased to announce that Irish Water has now turned the sod on the landmark Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant.



Irish Water, in partnership with Wicklow County Council and ByrneLooby, marked the development of a new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant that will provide wastewater treatment for the first time in the community of Arklow.

The sod-turning ceremony was led by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien and Cllr. Shay Cullen, Cathaoirleach of the County Council, Conor Delaney Project Manager for Irish Water and Programme Managers Paul Fallon and John Joyce. On behalf of ByrneLooby, our Managing Director of Water and the Middle East - Michael Looby attended with Sinead Carey, Associate Director of Water.


ByrneLooby was appointed by Irish Water to provide consultancy services across all stages of this critical WWTP project



Photocall, from Left to Right: Conor Delaney, Project Manager, Irish Water | Paul Fallon, Programme Manager, Irish Water | Michael Looby, Managing Director - Middle East & Water Divisions, ByrneLooby | Michael Tinsley, Wastewater Delivery Portfolio Manager, Irish Water | Sinead Carey, Associate Director, ByrneLooby | John Joyce, Programme Manager, Irish Water |


When completed, this landmark project will provide an effective wastewater collection network, a water treatment plant (36,000 P.E. Population Equivalent) and treated effluent outfall. This scheme will deliver numerous benefits to the region and ensures that sewage will no longer be discharged into the Avoca River and the Irish Sea. Ecological benefits include compliance with EU Legislative requirements, protecting the environment and improving water quality for angling, water sports and marine life. Economically, this scheme enables new housing development and facilitates the economic growth and development of Arklow town. Irish Water is procuring this project under a Design-Build Operate contract with an anticipated project programme of four years.

Sinead Carey, Associate Director of ByrneLooby, said: “The Water team is proud to work with Irish Water, Ward and Burke and Wicklow County Council to achieve the common goal of delivering a new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant provides wastewater treatment for the first time for the Arklow community. It is a privilege to act as the Employer's Representative on this project, knowing it will benefit future generations living in Arklow and the surrounding area, protecting the environment and improving water quality in the River Avoca.



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Founded in 1998 in Ireland, ByrneLooby has expanded to become a widely respected engineering consultancy that employs approximately 250 engineering consultants and professionals located in 14 offices across Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. We provide engineering and design consultancy services across ten sectors:


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