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Portlaoise Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Portlaoise Main Drainage Improvements Scheme

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The aim of this project was to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant at Portlaoise, on behalf of Laois County Council, from 12,000 PE to 39,000 PE, with a new collection system and a new sludge treatment facility.

As Consulting Engineers for all stages of the Portlaoise Main Drainage Sewer Improvement Works Contract, RPS dealt with the preparation of the preliminary report and EIS, all the way through to the procurement stages to construction supervision and handover to Laois County Council.

The Contract involved laying approximately 20km of pipeline of varying diameter throughout the town and environs of Portlaoise. In order to upgrade the existing foul and storm sewers, pipeline routes were identified both through private and institutional properties as well as along roads and across railway lines.

The project was awarded the Engineers Ireland Environmental Infrastructure Award in November 2011.

Project name

Portlaoise Main Drainage Improvements Scheme

Client

Laois County Council

Location

Portlaoise, Ireland

 

Services provided

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Waste management
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Water services
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Planning
  • Transport Engineering
  • Project Communications
  • Project Management

Challenge

Upgrading of the existing wastewater treatment plant at Portlaoise, County Laois from 12,000 PE to 39,000 PE, a new collection system and a new sludge treatment facility for the County through constant water ingress and non-cohesive soils.

Portlaoise Main Drainage in a Dryer Room

20 km

of large sewers

5 km

of rehabilitated live sewers

2

Crossings of a major railway line

3

Major pumping stations constructed