The signing today of a contract valued at €2.9 million for Mallow Ballyviniter Regional Water Supply Scheme: Box Cross Phase 1 brings the total worth of contracts signed by CCC in recent weeks to almost €20 million.
The Mallow/ Ballyviniter Regional Water Supply Scheme: Box Cross Phase 1 will secure a reliable and safe drinking water supply for Mallow town and its environs.
It will enhance local infrastructure and by providing a sufficient supply of water, it will facilitate future residential developments as well as new commercial or industrial expansion.
The consulting engineers are T.J. O’Connor Consulting Engineers, Penrose Quay, Cork. Cork County Council is awarding the civil works contract to Carty Contractors Ltd of Ballisodare, Co. Sligo for the tender total of €2.9m including VAT, while the total value of this phase of the scheme is €4.5m.
This contract will help secure a reliable and safe drinking water supply for Mallow. It involves;
* Drawing water from three boreholes at Box Cross,
* Providing treatment and pumping the treated water to the existing Mallow reservoir at Ballyviniter.
* The contract includes 16km of water mains as well as upgrades to treatment and storage facilities.
* Site works will commence in March, and the entire scheme will be complete and in operation by the end of 2012.
Since early November 2010 Cork County Council has also signed construction contracts to complete the following schemes;
* Little Island Clash Road Waste Water collection system € 1.0m
* Leap Baltimore Water Supply Scheme Phase 1 € 2.2m
* Ballineen Castletownkenneigh Water Supply Scheme € 1.0m
* West Cork Group of Waste Water Treatment Plants (Baltimore, Schull, Skibbereen, Dunmanway) € 8.0m
* Castletownbere Interim Water Treatment Plant € 1.3m
* Midleton – Extension to Waste Water Treatment Plant € 1.2m
* Cobh – Replacement of Lead Mains € 0.25m
Together with the today’s signing, the delivery of these schemes totalling €19.4m will further enhance water services infrastructure in Cork. This continues to demonstrate the ability of the County Council in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government to deliver quality drinking water and effective waste water treatment infrastructure and in doing so, contribute to reaching key environmental and economic goals.
The Council intends to award in late February a contract to establish the District Metered Area’s (DMA) with a value of €4.5m on completion of all necessary procurement procedures. DMA’s are considered fundamental for active leakage control in the overall water conservation strategy.
It is envisaged to award a contract for the Bandon Waste Water – upgrade of collection network (€10.5m) later in 2011 while the Council has also commenced pre-qualification of contractors for Youghal Main Drainage (€18M) with a view to having construction commence also late in 2011.
In order to advance other major schemes under the Water Services Investment Programme Cork County Council has made recent appointments of Consulting Engineers’ for the Design of schemes including;
* Monard Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme
* Blarney – Tower Waste Water – upgrade of Cloghroe collection system
The Council has commenced the tendering process for the appointment of Consulting Engineers for the following schemes;
* Lower Harbour Waste Water Scheme
* Monard Water & Waste Water Scheme
* Courtmacsherry Timoleague Waste Water Scheme
* Bantry Waste Water Scheme: Phase 2 collection system upgrade
* Water Conservation Phase 2 – hydraulic modelling
The following major flood relief schemes led by the Office of Public Works in conjunction with Cork County Council are also being progressed;
* Fermoy €24m – At construction
* Mallow €37m – At construction
* Bandon €9.6m – Detailed design on this scheme has commenced
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