Local firm RPS has won a national engineering award for its work on the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, Ireland’s largest water treatment plant supplying 22 per cent of Ireland’s entire population.
The award for excellence in civil engineering comes from the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI ).
The Ballymore Eustace Plant provides up to 318 million litres of water daily with a peak capacity of 400 million litres. The facility is not only capable of meeting the current demands, but it can meet the needs of the greater Dublin area until a longer term new source is developed after 2020.
RPS has been involved in the planning and development of the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant since 1983, completing the detailed design, procurement and construction supervision of this Stage 3 development on behalf of the Dublin City Council. The €120m project included a combination of existing plant refurbishment and new plant construction, all delivered within a live treatment plant without interrupting supply or compromising water quality.
The Galway office of RPS currently employs some 80 engineering and scientific professionals located in the IDA Business Park, Mervue.