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Youghal Wastewater Treatment Plant

Atkins is delighted to be part of the team who successfully delivered this project from concept through to commissioning. The €26 million in the overall scheme, has ended the discharge of raw sewage into the Blackwater Estuary.

The overall scheme comprises of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant for Youghal town and environs and an upgrade of the Youghal Town sewerage collection system. A number of pumping stations were also upgraded, and a new pumping station constructed to facilitate the removal of waste water overflows to the Blackwater Estuary. The works lead to a majority separation of sewage from the storm water collection system which, in addition to bringing a significant reduction in environmental impact, massively reduces the future cost of waste water treatment.

Atkins were appointed as Employers Representative and Designer on this project from feasibility, environmental impact assessment and statutory planning, through detailed design, performance specification and procurement of the Network Contract through an Employers Designed Contract and the WWTP through a Design Build and Operate Contract. Atkins supervised the construction of both contracts through construction, testing, commissioning and handover to the operations team. In total the works included for over 7km of gravity pipes and pressure mains up to 750mm dia; a 16,000pe WWTW (with facility to increase to 24,000 in Phase 2), 3 number pumping station upgrades (up to 400l/s) and construction of a new 200l/s pumping station.

Client : Irish Water and Cork County Council

Project Status : Complete

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