2013-12-20 14:54:21 - Clare County Council today (Friday, 20 December 2013) signed a contract worth €1.02M with Glan Agua Ltd., of Creagh Road, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway as part of the overall Shannon Sewerage Scheme project.
The contract relates to the upgrade of four Pump Stations and will contribute to the safe and reliable operation of the sewerage scheme itself. The pumping stations were constructed pre-1970 and are now outdated in terms of Mechanical and Electrical equipment, pumping capacity and operating environment.
The Shannon Town Sewerage Scheme was designed on behalf of Clare County Council by Nicholas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers, Dublin. The newly signed contract was tendered under the new Public Works Contracts, and is programmed for completion in nine months.
Speaking at the contract signing Mayor of Clare, Councillor Joe Arkins: “I warmly welcome the progress being made in relation to progressing these important works. Given the current difficult economic climate, the Council is delighted to be
in a position to announcing this positive development and by doing so provide a much needed boost to economic growth and development in the region."
Mayor of Shannon Councillor Greg Duff added: "We have been waiting with anticipation for this contract to be signed, in particular given the need to replace parts of a system that has been in place for many years and is in need of upgrading."
Tom Coughlan, Clare County Manager added: "Completion of this portion of the scheme will represent the first step in upgrading the overall Shannon Sewerage Scheme which is necessary for continued social and economic growth and expansion in Shannon. It is hoped that Irish Water will continue to invest in the Shannon Scheme as a priority to ensure that Shannon is well served in respect of Wastewater capacity for the foreseeable future."
Clare County Council has recently completed Water Supply Schemes to the value of EUR35m in Newmarket-on-Fergus, West Clare (Kilkee), Ennis Water Treatment Plant and Lisdoonvarna (extension to Ballyvaughan).
In addition, sewerage schemes were recently completed in Tulla, Corofin, Clonlara, Scarriff, Feakle, Quilty, Tuamgraney and Mullagh at a total value of €26m. The schemes were project managed from planning through to construction by the Water Services Capital Projects team based in Clare County Council’s corporate headquarters in Ennis.
Funding for the newly signed contract is to be provided by Irish Water when it assumes responsibility for delivery of water and sewerage schemes throughout Ireland on 1st January 2014.