Kinsale Harbour Redevelopment
ByrneLooby, the Marine Division in Cobh was appointed by the Kinsale Harbour Board (KHB), now Cork County Council, to provide consultancy services for the redevelopment of Kinsale’s port infrastructure. Individual elements required for the Kinsale Harbour Redevelopment plan included the inspection and assessment of Kinsale’s jetty, pier and quay structures. Detailed designs were required for the Fisheries Quay and facilities, Refurbishment and strengthening for the Commercial Quay, the Fisheries Jetty Development and a Commercial Quay extension with slipway development. Commercial Pontoon and Gangway, Fendering Systems Inspection and Redevelopment, Capital Dredging, Navigation Infrastructure, Associated Landside Development involving access roads, car park and services designs were also required for this project.
ByrneLooby strengthened the existing masonry commercial shipping quay using a combination of ground anchors and piles to mitigate against the undermining and subsidence of the quay wall structure. Design proposals premeditated the fact that construction works were carried out in a live operational port and consideration was given to minimising closure periods, working around regular ship timetables. These maritime works were designed in accordance with best-practice standards and all designs undertaken considering the General Principles of Prevention. Using our established relationships with the contractor and client, ByrneLooby ensured the construction risk was minimised. ByrneLooby engineer’s wealth of marine experience ensured future maintenance risks were identified, eliminated or managed. All design and construction were completed within a tight programme set by the Client.