The Dublin Waste-to-Energy project is a public-private partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covanta to provide a plant to treat municipal waste from within the area. The plant will process up to 600,000t of waste per year that would otherwise go to landfill and will generate enough electricity for up to 80,000 homes annually, as well as district heating for up to a further 50,000.
FK Lowry Piling secured the contract for the design and installation of the piled foundations for the new facility and mobilised its new Soilmec SR-75 and existing CM-50 Piling Rigs to site. The contract covers the installation of approximately 3,500 CFA piles with diameters of 300mm, 450mm and 600mm.
FK Lowry Piling’s contracts engineer Jonathan Pearson said: “The contract has started extremely well and we are delighted to have already formed an excellent relationship with the Client and their representatives on site. Health and safety is the primary focus on this scheme and we are fully engaged in working with the client and other subcontractors on site to deliver the project safely, to programme and to budget.”
FK Lowry Pilings contracts manager Sam Pyper said: “For a most prestigious scheme such as Covanta Waste-to-Energy, we were delighted to be able to mobilise our brand new SR-75 CFA piling rig here to Dublin. The new piling rig offers us greater depth and diameter capability as well as offering the option for undertaking other piling techniques.”