2023 Joint Winner - Mechanical & Electrical Category - Medium < back to awards

company details:
  • Contact Name:
    Erica Lund
  • Company:
    J. B. Barry and Partners
  • Address:
categories/ group:
  • Project Category:
    Mechanical & Electrical - Medium
  • Project Group:
project details:
  • Name of the project:
    Main Lift Pumping Station
  • Location:
    Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4
  • Commencement date:
    1 August 2017
  • Completion Date:
    July 2022
  • Client:
    Irish Water
project description:

An Irish Water priority project entailing the replacement of pumps and switchgear in a critical element of Dublin's wastewater infrastructure, where a system failure could result in almost immediate city flooding. The works included installing six new foul pumps, at five floors below ground level, with each pump handling three tonnes of wastewater per second.  The work had to take account of very high inflows, confined spaces and a high risk of flooding whilst minimising operational disruption. Energy efficiency was an important consideration with the upgrade saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions and providing a more reliable plant.