Project of the Year 2022 < back to awards

company details:
  • Contact Name:
    Gerard Monaghan
  • Company:
    Nicholas O ‘Dwyer Limited
  • Address:
categories/ group:
  • Project Category:
    Project of the Year 2022
  • Project Group:
project details:
  • Name of the project:
    Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme
  • Location:
  • Commencement date:
    January 2013
  • Completion Date:
    October 2021
  • Client:
    Initially Cork County Council transferred to Ervia/Irish Water
project description:

The winner of the 2022 ACEI Project of the Year is the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme. The scheme provides treatment for a 65,000 PE population previously discharged, untreated, to Cork Harbour. It includes 36 km of sewers, twenty pump stations, and twin rising mains laid beneath the estuary. Significant works were required in poor ground close to old buildings. A complex project for which the consultant provided a high level of skill in engineering design, planning, consultation, and approvals. The project has had a significant environmental benefit for a wide community. The use of innovative treatment technologies and the recovery of methane to provide power for the treatment plant are considered highly sustainable design features.