EPS/Sisk JV starts construction of Cork Lower Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant

A joint venture of EPS and SIsk was recently awarded the contract to design and build the 65,000 population equivalent wastewater treatment facility at Shanbally to serve the Cork Lower Harbour area. Following completion of construction in Q2 2017, EPS will further operate the facility for a period of up to 9 years on behalf of Irish Water.

The treatment facility which forms part of the overall near €100m investment by Irish Water in the Lower Harbour region will treat sewage from Cobh, Carrigaline (including Crosshaven), Passagewest, Monkstown (including Glenbrook) and Ringaskiddy( including Shanbally and Coolmore).

Jim Palmer, Technical Director EPS commented: ‘EPS/Sisk JV are delighted to be part of this overall strategic project which will bring significant environmental, social and economic benefit to the region and Cork in general. The joint venture team look forward to working with Irish Water and Cork County Council in the successful delivery of the project’.

Pat Lucey, Director of Civil Engineering for Sisk, added: ‘EPS and Sisk share a commitment to collaborative working with partners, clients and stakeholders for the benefit of the project and the wider community. It is exciting to be associated with this flagship project for the Cork area.’

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The chosen treatment technology for the project is a process known as Nereda® and this facility in Lower Harbour is only the third project under construction in Ireland or the UK that utilises Nereda®. EPS as the licensee for Nereda® in Ireland have a co-operation agreement with the global engineering consultancy, Royal Haskoning DHV for the delivery of Nereda in Ireland.

To date, the EPS/Royal Haskoning DHV partnership has successfully delivered a plant at Clonakilty in West Cork and are completing one in Carrigtwohill in County Cork. The technology brings significant environmental and economic benefits to the Lower Harbour project and EPS/Sisk JV are fully focused on delivering a successful project for all stakeholders involved.with all 34 water authorities in the Republic of Ireland (now transferred to Irish Water), as well as a significant share of the Trader sub-market.