Sunday 19 January 2020

Water treatment group wins €60m contract

Thomas Molloy

A CO Cork-based water treatment company has won a €60m contract to operate and maintain Limerick's main drainage scheme.

The Response Group will deliver the service as part of a consortium formed with UK-based Severn Trent following a public tender.

The company, which also operates water schemes elsewhere in Ireland and in Poland, will operate the new €30m Limerick drainage scheme which has upgraded the city's sewer network, added a waste water treatment plant at Bunlicky and a sludge treatment facility.

"We very much see this win as a strong vote of confidence in our professional capabilities and our ability to meet the due diligence requirements as set out in the service contract," said chairman Noel Hanley after winning the tender.

Response has been building up its profile and winning a number of tenders including for design-build-and-operate projects for sewerage schemes in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, Templemore, Co Tipperary, as well as treatment plants in Wexford and Galway.

The company, which is based in Charleville, Co Cork, also has offices in Carlow and Donegal and was twice named as one of Ireland's best managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards in March. Response was founded in 1998 by Noel Hanley and Maurice Daly.

Irish Independent

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