After almost two years Long O Donnell are delighted to announce the completion of the prestigious Cobh to Monkstown Estuary Crossing project which has recently been announced as the Engineering Endeavour Award 2021 winner by Engineers Ireland. The flagship project consisted of HDD installations of two 500mm diameter pipelines, each 1km in length underneath the Second largest natural harbour in the world and running between Cobh Dockyard to Monkstown. This is a key part of the overall €91 million Cork Lower Harbour Drainage Project, which through safety, innovation and collaboration, is a huge step to help combat the raw sewage which has been discharged directly in Cork lower harbour for decades, breaching National and European urban wastewater treatment legislation.
In April 2018 Long O Donnell was appointed to provide employer-side pre-and post-contract Project Management, Engineering Services, Quantity Surveying, Contract and Risk Management, Change Control plus Site Project Monitoring/Reporting Services for the first NEC3 ECC construction contract to be awarded by Irish Water (an Ervia business).
Tom O’Donnell – Chief Executive at Long O Donnell stated:
“We have overseen Two of the largest directional drills ever undertaken in the country from the pumping station to the receiving site with minimum disruption to the local community. Its been a challenging project, but one which the team have embraced and delivered exemplary results working in collaboration with Irish Water”.
Deaglan Healy – Project Manager for Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project:
“We would like to particularly thank the local community for their continuing support. Their patience and cooperation with our contractor, O’Connor Utilities, in partnership with Long O’Donnell, Nicholas O’Dwyer and our own Irish Water project team, has greatly contributed to the safe and successful completion of these works.”
Irish Water is a water utility company in Ireland. The company was created by the Irish Government through the Water Services Act (2013), which formally created Irish Water as a subsidiary of Bord to provide “safe, clean and affordable water and wastewater services” to water users in Ireland. Water and wastewater services were previously provided by local authorities in Ireland.