Tramore Wetlands Project
Waterford County Council
Remediation project at two wetland sites involving the excavation of approx. 50,000m3 of unauthorised waste material and site rehabilitation.
RPS was appointed by Waterford County Council in 2009 to provide design and procurement services for the remediation of two infilled wetlands sites in the Waterford County area and the creation of compensatory wetlands at Kilmacleague, Tramore, Co. Waterford. The requirement for the works resulted from a judgment of the European Court of Justice.
The remediation works involved the excavation of unauthorised waste material and the rehabilitation of the sites to such a degree as to promote the natural reinstatement of the pre-existing wetland environment. The material excavated is being processed at appropriately licensed/ permitted facilities to produce an engineering grade material, which is then utilised to construct a new sea embankment at a 20ha site in Kilmacleague to facilitate the creation of the compensatory wetland site.
RPS is providing project management, environmental and ecological, coastal modelling, waste management, contaminated land and remediation services on this project.