Awards

RPS & Lough Talt Win Civil Engineering Project of the Year

Congratulations to RPS whose work on the Irish Water Lough Talt Regional Water Supply Scheme encompassing the Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant has been recognised as the Civil Engineering Project of the Year in the ACEI Engineering Excellence Awards 2021.

Congratulations to RPS whose work on the Irish Water Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant has been recognised as the Civil Engineering Project of the Year in the ACEI ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2021.

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland is a voluntary, self-regulatory professional body representing the business and professional interests of firms and individuals engaged in Consulting Engineering in Ireland. Each year, the ACEI Awards recognise member firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value and excellence primarily in engineering design and related disciplines. RPS have been awarded the accolade of Civil Engineering Project of the Year in this year’s awards. The citation stated:

“The Lough Talt Regional Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) project is an outstanding example of civil engineering excellence. RPS carried out detailed hydrological and geological investigations over a number of years at Lough Talt which indicated potential impacts on the Lough Hoe SAC during extended dry weather.  Based on the reporting by RPS, Sligo County Council in a landmark ruling in 2019 granted planning permission to upgrade the existing Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This was the first project in Ireland to gain permission utilising the Habitats Directive Article 6(4) derogation process. The work, completed in 2020, included the use of chloramination as the residual disinfectant, eliminating the need for chlorine boosters.  The plant upgrade facilitated the removal  of 13,000 residents from ‘boil water’ notices and removed Lough Talt RWSS from the EPA’s remedial action list”.

Coffey-Coftec acted as main contractor and delivered the Water Treatment Plant project on behalf of Irish Water in late 2020. All at Coffey-Coftec are delighted for RPS and offer our congratulations on the ACEI award for the Lough Talt project.

Call Coftec on 091 844356 or email on info@coftec.ie for more details on this project and our other work throughout Ireland and the UK.

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