EPS signs contracts for Clonakilty and Ballincollig WwTPs

About the Contract

Contracts valued in excess of €17 million for the upgrade of wastewater treatment plants in Clonakilty and Ballincollig have been signed by EPS.

The Carbery/Muskerry wastewater treatment plants DBO (design, build and operate) and O&M (operate and maintain) contract for €6 million is primarily a contract to carry out upgrade works to the existing wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty, providing a treatment capacity of 20,500PE (population equivalent).

It also includes the construction of a storm water retention tank and upgrade works to the existing pumping station at Long Quay.
Site works are due to commence in June, with a construction period of 18 months.

Front row (l to r): Cllr John O'Sullivan, Chairman Western Division; Jim Palmer, EPS; Cllr John A Collins, Deputy County Mayor; Katherine Walshe, Director of Service, CCC Back row (l to r): Michael Joyce, Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers; Eimear O'Riordan, CCC; Barry O'Toole, EPS; John Lynch, EPS; Moira Murrell, Divisional Manager, CCC; Martin Riordan, County Manager

Cork County Council has appointed EPS as the DBO contractor and the council’s representative on the project is Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers, Galway. EPS will then operate and maintain Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant for 20 years. In addition, EPS will take over, operate and maintain 13 smaller wastewater treatment plants across the county of Cork for a period of 20 years in contracts valued at €8 million.

Cork County Council has also appointed EPS/Sorensen Civil Engineering JV for the design and build contract to upgrade Ballincollig Wastewater Treatment Plant at a cost of €3.23 million. This expansion will bring the capacity of the plant up to a population equivalent of 40,000 PE and will ensure compliance with the wastewater discharge license issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The council’s representative on this project is Malachy Walsh & Partners Consulting Engineers in association with Jacobs Engineering.
Site works are due to commence in June 2013, with a construction period of 12 months.