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June 2015

  • Planning Application Submitted for southern catchments of Network Contract.
  • CPO Application Submitted for Southern catchments of Network Contract.
  • Preparing for signing of Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Meeting with stakeholders and utility companies.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.

May 2015

  • Foreshore application for southern catchments of Network Contract submitted.
  • Preparation for signing of Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

April 2015

  • Preferred bidder for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract identified.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.
  • Final Foreshore Application being prepared. 

March 2015

  • Foreshore Application submitted for Southern section 
  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

February 2015

  • Draft Foreshore Application Submitted.
  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

January 2015

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

December 2014

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Briefing session held with Network Contractors.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

November 2014

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tender Documents issued for Network Contract.

October 2014

  • Tenders to be returned for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tender Documents to be finalised for Network Contract
  • Meeting to be held with the Monkstown residents in Scoil Barra Naofa between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 23rd October regarding the preferred site for the Monkstown pumping station

 September 2014

  • Meeting regarding preliminary technical submissions held with Wastewater Treatment Works Tenderers.
  • Draft Tender Documents submitted for Network Contract (certain details to be finalised)
  • Further consideration given to locations of Monkstown pumping station.  A preferred site is emerging and a meeting is to be organised with local residents.
  • Shortlist established for the tender list for the Network contracts.
  • Landownership for land acquisitions and wayleaves finalised

August 2014

  • Wastewater Treatment Works Contract being tendered.
  • Further investigations specified to confirm walk over observations.
  • Further consideration given to locations of Monkstown pumping station
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Network contracts.
  • Landownership for land acquisitions and wayleaves being established
  • Expressions of interest sought from the market for the estuary pipeline crossing contract

 

July 2014

  • Briefing meeting held with Wastewater Treatment Works Tenderers.
  • Walk over inspections held for pipeline routes in all areas to ensure practicallity of designs
  • Further investigations specified to confirm walk over observations.
  • Further consideration given to locations of Monkstown pumping station
  • Expressions of interest have been received from the market for inclusion on the tender list for the Network contracts.

June 2014

  • Public consultation Open day in Ringaskiddy Community Centre on Thursday 5 June between 5pm and 9pm.
  • Information evening for Monkstown residents in Scoil Barra Naofa on Monday 16 June between 5pm and 8pm.
  • Public consultation Open day in  Passage Town Hall on 11 June 2014 between 5 and 9pm.
  • Update on Monkstown Information evening detailed on the Passage West / Monkstown page under Current Activities tab

May 2014

  • Public consultation Open day in Carrigaline Court Hotel on Thursday 15 May 2014 between 12 and 8pm.
  • Public consultation Open day in Cobh Community Centre on Friday 16 May 2014 between 12 and 8pm.

April 2014

  • Project approval to seek Tenders for the various contracts received from Irish Water
  • Preparing for the public meetings to each community regarding the proposals.  Proposed to take place in May.
  • Preparing document seeking expressions of interest for Network Contract.
  • Continued to develop network designs.
  • Stakeholder meetings ongoing to inform the proposals.

March 2014

  • Expressions of interest have been sought for contractors for the Wastewater Treatment Works contract
  • Presentation to Monkstown Residents association on site selection for Monkstown pumping station
  • Dive survey of outfall at Dog Nose Point completed.
  • Project towns listed in EPA report.  EPA completion date requirement stated as end 2016
  • Final elements of ground investigations in Cobh and Passage West to be completed pending landowner discussions

February 2014

  • Presentation to Passage West/ Monkstown Town Council on progress
  • Dive survey of outfall at Dog Nose Point deferred due to weather.
  • Final elements of ground investigations in Cobh and Passage West to be completed pending landowner discussions

January 2014

  • Final elements of CCTV in Carrigaline to be completed
  • Dive survey of outfall at Dog Nose Point to be completed.
  • Final elements of ground investigations in Cobh and Passage West to be completed.
  • Further ground investigation to be carried out on Wastewater Treatment Works site

December 2013

  • Marine Investigation site works for estuary crossing completed.
  • Dive survey of outfall at Dog Nose Point to delayed due to weather conditions.
  • CCTV and manhole survey complete in Cobh.
  • Odour survey carried out at proposed pumping site in Monkstown.
  • CCTV and manhole survey complete in Passage West.
  • Presentation made to Cobh Chamber of Commerce.

November 2013

  • Marine Investigation for estuary crossing commenced.
  • Dive survey of outfall at Dog Nose Point to commence.
  • CCTV and manhole survey commenced in Passage West.
  • Meeting held with Cobh Tidy Towns representatives.

October 2013

  • Ground Investigation commenced in Passage/ Monkstown.
  • Geophysical Survey completed in Ringaskiddy Carrigaline Cobh.
  • Impermeable Area Survey completed in Cobh and Passage West.
  • CCTV and manhole survey complete in Ringaskiddy.
  • Presentations made to Cobh town Council and Passage West and Monkstown Town Council.
  • Presentation made to Cobh Tourism committee.

September 2013

  • Ground Investigation commenced in Cobh
  • CCTV and manhole survey to commence in Cobh.
  • CCTV and manhole survey to commence in Carrigaline.
  • CCTV and manhole survey commenced in Ringaskiddy.
  • Ground Investigation complete at Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Flow Load & Rainfall survey complete

August 2013

  • Ground Investigation commenced in Carrigaline
  • Draft Tender Documents for WWTW submitted.
  • Foreshore licence application for outfalls submitted

July 2013

  • Preliminary Designs submitted for Cobh, Passage West and Monkstown Networks. 
  • Impermeable Area Survey commenced in Cobh and Passage West
  • Geophysical Survey commenced in Ringaskiddy and Cobh
  • Impermeable Area Survey completed in Ringaskiddy and Carragline
  • Ground Investigation commenced in Ringaskiddy

June 2013

  • Preliminary Designs submitted for Ringaskiddy and Carrigaline Networks. 
  • Topographical surveys completed in Ringaskiddy and Carrigaline
  • Discussions commenced with landowners
  • Flow, Load & Rainfall Survey commenced
  • Impermeable Area Survey commenced in Ringaskiddy and Carragline
  • Ground Investigation for Wastewater Treatment Works commenced

May 2013

  • Design Review Report Issued to council. 
  • Topographical surveys commenced in Ringaskiddy and Carrigaline

April 2013

  • Third Party Report issued to Council. 
  • Commencement of tendering programme for Third Party Contracts
  • Presentation made to Cork County Council Partnership committee

March 2013

  • Presentations on the scheme made to Passage Town Council, Cobh Town Council and Southern Committee. Click here for presentation
  • Project Inception Report issued to Council

February 2013

  • Nicholas O’Dwyer and AMEC appointed by Cork County Council in February 2013 to progress the detailed design and construction of the Cork LHMDS.

Key Dates

  • Feb 2013 - Appointment of Nicholas O'Dywer and AMEC Consulting Engineers
  • 2013 - Commencement of initial investigation contracts
  • 2014 - Tendering and award of construction contracts
  • 2015 - Commencement of main construction contracts
  • 2019 - Completion of scheme