Cobh Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme

Farrans is completing the Cobh Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme on behalf of Irish Water as a JV with Sorensen.

24 months
Project Duration

Client
Irish Water

The Project

This project is the final piece of infrastructure for the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme, a €144 million investment by Irish Water which paves the way for a significant improvement in water quality in the harbour.

Farrans is completing the Cobh Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme on behalf of Irish Water as a JV with Sorensen.

The Cobh Project consisted of the installation of approx. 3.6km of gravity sewer, 3.3km of rising main ranging in diameter 90mm – 1050mm and the construction of five new water pumping stations with the main pump station located at the Dockyard PS site which pumps across the Lee Estuary to Monkstown PS and on to Shanbally Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This is a transformative project for the Cork area and for Irish Water’s pipeline. We are pleased to have played an integral role in its delivery and to be continuing our successful relationship with our client. This last step in the Cork Lower Harbour main drainage project means that all wastewater from the area is now being treated, in compliance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.

Services and Expertise

We have brought our vast international utility experience to the project. Taoiseach Micheál Martin opened this final piece of infrastructure in September 2021.

We have extended the sewer network as part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project, constructing seven kilometres of new sewer pipes in the busy roads, streets and communities of Cobh with additional works on the five pumping stations.

The Ervia Major Projects Contractor Safety Award was won by Farrans Sorensen Joint Venture for our work in delivering the Cobh Networks Contract on behalf of Irish Water. This focus on safety is key to keeping the works on track to successfully treat the raw sewage discharge from Cobh Town, as Irish Water delivers the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project which works towards ending the decades-long practice of discharging raw sewage directly into Cork Lower Harbour.