River Barrow Abstraction Scheme: Srowland - Ardscull Pipelines

Major large diameter strategic watermain installation for Kildare Co. Council, with 14km of pipelines including crossing of railway line, canal and river


Kildare Co. Council, Aras an Chontae, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare


Nicholas O'Dwyer



JCL fulfilled the role of Main Contractor and PSCS on this important strategic watermain installation project

Key Features

  • Double pipeline (400mm & 700mm) installed over 7km, with 3km on live roads and 4km through greenfield - total pipeline quantity of 14km - all installation, backfilling, testing and chlorination carried out directly by JCL
  • Mahor crossing point of River Liffey, Grand Canal and Cork Dublin Railway Line - 45m long 8m deep tunnelled crossing
  • Major reinforced concrete chambers throughout scheme, notably at rail crossing with 20 x 8m chambers constructed at a depth of 7m adjacent to live railway line
  • Substantial raffic management and road reinstatement for on-road sections
  • Substantial MEICA subcontract procured and amanged on site with focus on SCADA elements incoluding connectivity with existing network
  • Tie-ins to existing live watermain network
  • Liaison with landowners and local community regarding the works, and access to them was a key feature of the project
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