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Abco Marine Awarded Contracts for Foynes Jetty Extension And Durnish Site Project

29th March 2017
Superimposed area of infilled Foynes Jetty Extension project, one of two contracts awarded by SPFC to Abco Marine Superimposed area of infilled Foynes Jetty Extension project, one of two contracts awarded by SPFC to Abco Marine Credit: SFPC

#JettyExtension - Two contracts have been awarded to ABCO Marine that will involve works to be carried out in Foynes Port and at Durnish. 

The contracts were secured from the Shannon Foynes Port Company. Work at Foynes Port is for the Port Jetty Extension and Reclamation scheme while the second contract is the Durnish Development Site Investigation project.

The works are proposed to provide geptechnical information required for the design of an extension to the existing jetty infrastructure, associated land reclamation and enabling works for the development of the Durnish site.

Commenting on the contract award John Osborne, ABCO Marine IRL Ltd Director, said, ‘'Our specialist marine equipment and personnel enable ABCO to deliver site investigation projects to the highest safety standards, thus further developing or range of specialist marine operations. We have developed a comprehensive service to supply our clients a tailored and structured factual report, without delay and to submitted construction programme".

The site works comprise the following: 
Foynes Port Jetty Extension and Reclamation Works
15 marine boreholes conducted from Jack Up Barge
8 land-based boreholes taken at various locations from the existing structure
8 grab samples from marine application
Durnish Development Site
6 land-based boreholes
10 trail pits
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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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Shannon Foynes Port Information

Shannon Foynes Port (SFPC) are investing in an unprecedented expansion at its general cargo terminal, Foynes, adding over two-thirds the size of its existing area. In the latest phase of a €64 million investment programme, SFPC is investing over €20 million in enabling works alone to convert 83 acres on the east side of the existing port into a landbank for marine-related industry, port-centric logistics and associated infrastructure. The project, which will be developed on a phased basis over the next five years, will require the biggest infrastructure works programme ever undertaken at the port, with the entire 83 acre landbank having to be raised by 4.4 metres. The programme will also require the provision of new internal roads and multiple bridge access as well as roundabout access.