Engineers Journal – Galway’s Mutton Island Wastewater Treatment Plant gets major upgrade
The upgrade is the result of a collaboration between Irish Water, Galway City Council and a Joint Venture between Aecom Design Build Ireland (now Murphy’s International) and SIAC Construction. Atkins acted as client’s representative from performance design and specification, through construction, commissioning and handover.
The project was completed safely, sustainably, within budget and with no loss of service. The upgraded facility has a reduced carbon footprint, lower environmental impact, increased operator safety and lower operational cost. The existing plant covered the entire Mutton Island with the exception of a small area given over to a lighthouse. Mutton Island which is accessed via a 1.2km causeway lies within the Galway Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC).