Lagan Construction Group Limited has signed a €3.7m contract which will provide a secure supply of water to the people of Greencastle, Inishowen. Laganwater Limited, a subsidiary of Lagan Construction Group will also be responsible for the mechanical and electrical installation of the project.
The Greencastle Water Supply, which has elevated levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL) and these much needed works will enable the decommissioning of the Greencastle Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
Working in partnership with Donegal County Council, Irish Water has appointed Lagan Construction Group to carry out this project which is an investment in the Inishowen Regional Water Supply Scheme. Works are expected to commence in April 2017 with an estimated completion date set for December 2018.
Further explaining the scope of the project, Declan Cawley, Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead for the North West Region said: “The project includes the transfer of 1,500m3/day from the Pollan Dam WTP into East Inishowen and will necessitate the construction of a pumping station within the existing Pollan Dam WTP site, a 6.95km rising main to a new reservoir at Crockaveeny and 4.5km of distribution main.”
Neil McKenzie, Director at Laganwater Limited commented on the important win: “Laganwater is delighted to have secured this significant infrastructure contract by Irish Water. Our dedicated team are fully committed to delivering this project successfully for our client, Irish Water.”
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s business plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.