RPS was appointed by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources for the €38M development of 450m of new pier, quayside facilities for commercial fishing, offshore energy (oil, gas and renewables) and cruise sectors.
The project involved the construction of 450 m of deepwater quay together with fish handling plant, stores, boat repair shed, 11ha reclamation and 355,000m3 dredging at Rough Point, Killybegs. The works also comprised the construction of a significant harbour administration building housing several tenants including customs and fisheries inspectors.
Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
County Donegal, Ireland
Killybegs FHC was a complex project including many disciplines and required effective project management throughout. Engineering challenges included:
RPS was lead consultant in undertaking all services of feasibility studies, concept layouts, planning application, detailed design, contract preparation and site supervision & administration. As lead consultant RPS worked with the client and stakeholders to develop a scheme and associated facilities to meet a range of diverse requirements.
Preliminary studies included investigation of alternative locations for port expansion in Killybegs Harbour to facilitate the expanded local fishing fleet, encourage further visiting fishing boats and to future-proof the port with facilities for the emerging oil, gas and renewable energy sector.
Key to a cost effective solution was careful consideration of the cut and fill balance between the re-used dredged material and the reclamation area which included an assessment of material consolidation times against required timescales for occupation.
RPS also prepared and managed a range of environmental and statutory consenting processes to ensure the project met all statutory requirements.
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