We undertook a joint venture with ABCO Marine to deliver DAFM’s multimillion-euro upgrade to Killybegs Harbour. The project involved extending the quay at Smooth Point by 120m to create further docking for 8-10 large fishing vessels. The quay would also be large enough to accommodate cruise ships, bringing a boost to the local tourism industry.
This project involved the dredging of the silts around the quay to increase the harbour’s depth. Due to the long history of Killybegs as a commercial fishing port, a significant amount of contamination had accumulated in these silts over many years.
We provided a bespoke and environmentally sustainable approach to deal with the dredged material.
Using our on-site treatment facility, we treated the dredged material using our innovative LockedIn® technology. This locks the contamination into the material so that it doesn’t pollute any further. After certifying the treatments were successful, the stabilised material was used for capping at a local quarry. This meant no material was sent to landfill.
Our joint venture was able to successfully:
- Increase the depth of the harbour
- Treat the contaminated dredge and divert it from landfill
- Construct 120m of new quay