Irish Water Upgrade Projects

Farrans Construction is delivering three planned strategic water supply upgrade projects for Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council.

2 Years
Project Duration

Client
Irish Water

The Project

Work will involve the construction of additional strategic watermains, replacing existing watermains and upgrading multiple pumping stations that supply drinking water to the city from Lee Road Water Treatment Plant. The projects will increase the security of drinking water supply, reduce leakage, increase capacity and enable growth and development of the city. They will also result in improved energy efficiency across the city’s water treatment plants and networks. The upgrade projects commenced in 2021 and will take two years to complete.

Services & Expertise

The civil engineering division of Farrans operates in five key sectors of Roads and Bridges, Water, Marine, Renewables and Horizon and it is currently working for a number of water companies including Irish Water, Northern Ireland Water, Anglian Water and Affinity Water. This network upgrade project consists of the around 9.5km of Trunk Main ranging in diameter 600mm – 1000mm between Cork City centre heading West towards the N40 / N22 Junction South of Ballincollig,  two water pumping stations at the Shanakiel Reservoir site and the green area east of the Harbour View Reservoir, and associated control and telemetry works. There will also be a 130m Crossing of the River Lee between the Lee Fields and University College Cork Environmental Research Institute by trenchless methods.