PROJECTS

Kildare Water Strategy

PROJECT DETAILS

Client: Kildare County Council
Location: Kildare, Ireland
Value: €24 Million
Scope: Stage (ii) to (v) including PSDP

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A major evaluation study of the water requirements in County Kildare was completed in 1999. This report identified existing and future deficiencies in the water supply network and identified a mitigation strategy. Based on the recommendations of this report we were employed to undertake the detailed design, procurement and construction of 49km of both pressure and gravity watermains ranging in size 400mm to 700mm and a 7,500m3 distribution reservoir. The Practice were also appointed PSDP for the duration of the scheme.

The project was broken down into four separate contracts as follows:

Kildare Water Strategy Phases 1A & 1B – Contract 1
The installation 14km of trunk watermains ranging in sizes from 400mm to 700mm between Ballymore Eustace WWTW and Naas, via Dowdenstown Reservoir.

Kildare Water Strategy Phases 1A & 1B – Contract 2
The installation 15km of 700mm trunk watermain between Ballymore Eustace WWTW and Old Kilcullen Reservoir. Kildare Water Strategy Phases 1A & 1B – Contract 3B The construction of a new 7,500m3 reservoir at Ardscull, Athy and installation of 5km of 500mm trunk watermain from the reservoir to Athy town.

Kildare Water Strategy Phases 1A & 1B – Contract 3A: Advanced Archaeology Contract
An advance archaeology contract was procured to mitigate the risk of discovering archaeology during the construction of the pipeline. This contract involved the preparation of contract documents, tender assessment and on-site supervision of an archaeology contractor undertaking approximately 1.5km of investigation test trenching.

Kildare Water Strategy Phases 1A & 1B – Contract 3A
The installation of 15km of 700mm diameter, 25 bar high pressure watermain connecting the proposed water treatment/abstraction plant at Srowland, Athy Co Kildare to Old Kilcullen Reservoir, Kilculllen, Co Kildare. This contract also includes the upgrade/replacement of 1.8km of 18inch PVC watermain with 450mm diameter ductile iron main.