Tenders are invited for regional sewage plant
Irish Water has invited tenders for the engineering design services on the Greater Dublin Drainage Project which aims to construct a large regional wastewater treatment plant at Clonshaugh and bring the outfall from that plant off shore at Portmarnock and out to sea.
Tenders for the contract(s) which will include engineering construction consultancy services, engineering services, engineering design services and consultative engineering and construction services were issued last week by Irish Water.
In the tender notice, the utility says: 'Irish Water requires an engineering design & employers' representative to support the construction of a new Waste Water Treatment Plant in North County Dublin with a sewerage collection network comprising of gravity and rising mains, two pumping stations and a marine outfall.'
The project is divided into two 'lots' for tender purposes, with the first lot for the giant regional sewage plant itself and its associated pumping stations.
The second lot is for the marine outfall from the plant, controversially leaving the shore at Portmarnock and orbital sewers associated with the plant.
Irish Water expects bidders for the tenders to respond by August 23rd.
Irish Water has already announced this summer that it intends to apply for planning permission for the project to An Bord Pleanála in the first half of next year.
n Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be submitted with the planning application and that EIS is currently under development and the majority of the necessary studies are now complete, according to the project team.
Following submission of the planning application, a statutory public consultation will be carried out under the direction of An Bord Pleanála.
Members of the public and interested parties will be able to make observations on the project to An Bord Pleanála at that stage.