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Marine Minister Attends Contract Signing Remediation Of Haulbowline’s East Tip

10th July 2017
Artist's impression of Haulbowline Island post-remediation Artist's impression of Haulbowline Island post-remediation Photo: DAFM

#CorkHarbour - Marine Minister Michael Creed today (Monday 10 July) welcomed the signing of contracts to commence remediation of the East Tip as the main focus of the Haulbowline Island remediation project.

Commenting at the signing, Minister Creed said: “I am delighted that the tender process for this crucial step has been successfully concluded and that we can now look forward to the core remediation work at Haulbowline Island being addressed. 

“The Government is committed to remediating Haulbowline Island and the East Tip is one of the most important aspects to be addressed.”

Cork County Council is acting as agent of the minister in the remediation of Haulbowline Island. The contract is being awarded by Cork County Council to a consortium led by PJ Hegarty & Sons Ltd and is for an extensive remediation of the East Tip waste deposit site.

The works on the Cork Harbour island — which also houses the headquarters of the Naval Service — will include marine elements to prevent tidal incursions to the site, access and infrastructure works and capping the waste materials to render the site safe, stable and suitable for future uses.

“We can expect remediation works will intensify from now until late 2018,” added Minister Creed. “There will be significant construction activity on the island, it will bring substantial benefits to the local economy and transform the island into a genuine national infrastructural asset.”

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