The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme has been voted national Engineering Project of the Year for 2018. The project by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, and undertaken by Nicholas O'Dwyer Ltd, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua Ltd, won out in the flagship category of the ninth annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB. The Engineering Project of the Year category is sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and is voted for by a panel of judges and the public.
The Engineering Project of the Year title went to Kerry Central Regional Water Supply
Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O'Dwyer,
TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua. Pictured on stage are representatives
from the project team with award sponsor, Michael Nolan, Chief Executive of Transport
Infrastructure Ireland (3rd right).
The €30 million project scheme’s new water treatment plant is amongst the largest in the country and provides over 50 million litres of drinking water every day, with the improved quality of water available now meaning the 62,000 local customers have been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List (RAL).
Geoscience Ireland Award winners (L-R) Tim Sullivan (Roughan & O’Donovan), Simon Fryer
(Buro Happold), Tony Dempsey (Roughan & O’Donovan), Fintan Buggy (Roughan & O’Donovan)
Adrian Quinn, Ryan Dillon (Farrans Construction) pictured with Koen Verbruggen (centre) on behalf
of award sponsor, Geoscience Ireland.
Congratulations to J.B.Barry’s & Partners, Deirdre O'Hara and her team who received
The Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award’was won jointly by Leitrim County Council and Jennings O'Donovan & Partners Limited for the Lough Rinn International Rowing and Canoe Course Project, and by Wicklow County Council for the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme. This award is open to all local authorities to enter an engineering-led initiative which benefits the community in which it has been introduced.
Representatives from Leitrim County Council and Jennings O'Donovan & Partners Limited,
Shay O’Connor, Joe Healy, Sean McGowan, Brendan McKenna and Joseph Gilhooley,
joint winners of the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, pictured with award sponsor,
Liam Henry, Chief Operating Officer at Colas Ireland (centre).
The Heritage and Conservation Award was won by TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Architectural Conservation Professionals, for the Aran Sweater Market in Galway. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the contribution of the engineering profession in protecting the built environment by preserving or restoring a building or location of historic importance.
Winners of the Heritage and Conservation Award are TOBIN Consulting Engineers and
Architectural Conservation Professionals for their project entry,Aran Sweater Market – Galway.
Pictured with award sponsor, Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the Office of Public Works (right)
Eoghan Lynch, Chartered Engineer and Chairman of Arup Ireland, was presented with the ESB Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award. This award recognises an individual or group of individuals who have made a significant difference to the engineering profession over their careers.
Eoghan Lynch, Chairman of Arup Ireland and recipient of the ESB Outstanding Contribution
to Engineering Award (centre left) pictured with award sponsor, Marguerite Sayers, Executive Director,
Customer Solutions, ESB and Vice President of Engineers Ireland. Also pictured, Peter Quinn, President of
Engineers Ireland (right) and Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland (left).
The Chartered Engineer of the Year Award went to Aoife Murphy of David Kelly Partnership,
pictured with Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland and award sponsor,
Donal McDaid, Infrastructure Businesses and Services Group Leader at ARUP Ireland.
Further information on the Awards is here.