Thurles Regional Water Supply Scheme

Project Description

Client: Irish Water
Main Contractor: MEIC Glan Aqua
Installation Method: Concentric rock drilling

Brief Job Description

Installation of 2 No. 600mm steel sleeves to carry 500mm water mains under railway lines through rock. Distance 31m each crossing.

We mobilised to site on Tuesday February 5th, completed pit preparations, agreed line and levels for both bores, set up equipment and prepared for commencement on the following Monday night.

Work time commenced at 11pm to 12 midnight and we needed to hand back track possession before 5am each morning. The crossings were completed in 4 nights, 2 nights for each crossing, demobilising from site on the Friday. Installation was completed ahead of schedule in spite of a delayed start. Client and main contractor were happy with the result.