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A new container terminal in Ringaskiddy

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Cork Container Terminal

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The Port of Cork Company appointed RPS to prepare a Strategic Development Plan to meet the port's needs for the next 30 years. We undertook a detailed and systematic review of the port's needs and objectives, which involved preparing a comprehensive master plan detailing how these might be addressed, cost-effectively and sustainably.

This was in addition to delivering the design, procurement and supervision of the marine and civil engineering works contract.

The first stage of development works under the plan was the construction of a new container terminal in Ringaskiddy to accommodate the ongoing increase in the size of container vessels calling at the port. As well as provide adequate landside storage for increasing trade volumes. 

Project name
Cork Container Terminal

Client
Port of Cork Company

Location
County Cork, Ireland

Services provided

  • Maritime infrastructure
  • Coastal engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Project management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
View of the Port in Ringaskiddy, Ireland

Solution

As lead consultant, RPS worked with the client and stakeholders to develop a terminal layout and associated facilities to meet diverse requirements in an operationally efficient and cost-effective manner.

We prepared a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment and worked closely with the planning consultants throughout the planning process, which included a public oral hearing.

Our engineers worked closely with the port operations personnel to develop an operations system and associated engineering solution which met all client needs.  

The key to the successful completion of the project was to provide a new port entrance onto the nearby National Route (N28).  Our engineers developed a suitable solution that could be phased throughout the construction process to maintain access to other operational port facilities at all times.

400 m

new quay wall

13.1   m

Dredging to CD of

2   km

Internal road network and new road junction onto the public road

11   ha

Container terminal for an ultimate throughput of 480,000 TEU.