Benone Area Sewerage Scheme – BSG.

The Benone Area Sewerage Scheme delivered a major overhaul of wastewater collection, transfer and treatment systems in the Benone/Magilligan area, with a capital cost of £8m. APP supplied the main Civil Contractor, BSG Civil Engineering with over 18km of Polyethylene pipe for the transfer main between the newly constructed and upgraded treatment facilities at five main population centres. In addition to the civils supply APP supplied a range of process Pipework and Mechanical Fittings to Williams Industrial Services, the M & E Contractor.

Castor Bay to Dungannon Strategic Trunk Main – Dawson Wam.

The Castor Bay to Dungannon trunk main was commissioned by NIW to meet an increase in demand. APP supplied the principal contractor Dawson Wam, with 23km of 450mm Ductile Iron Pipe and 28km of Polyethylene Pipe from 400mm to 710mm. APP worked closely at design stage with Dawson Wam on the various cross connections that were required to compliment the existing Northern Ireland Water Network.

N.I Watermain Rehabilitation – Farrans/Lagan Construction Project.

N.I.Water are currently undertaking the second stage of a £750m, 5 Year Framework to improve water quality and supply across Northern Ireland since 2004. APP supplied the two successful contractors, Farrans Utilities & Lagan Construction with over 820km’s of watermain pipes, fittings and accessories.

In addition APP have also serviced & supplied the Electrofusion, Butt Fusion and Pipe Bursting Equipment required to install the Polyethylene Pipe on this Contract. Many of the operatives working on this project also attained City & Guilds Certification in Electrofusion and Butt Fusion Welding, hosted by APP at their specialist in-house training facility.

Translink Rail Platform Modifications – Graham Contracts.

APP supplied a range of Drainage materials, and specialist Signals & Telecommunications ducting to each station upgrade.

This contract was part of a Northern Ireland Railways Company Limited (Translink) project to procure new Diesel Multiple Units to replace the existing trains that were life expired, provide additional trains to enhance capacity on the commuter corridors and facilitate the introduction of an hourly service to Londonderry.

Facilities at many of the Stations over the NIR network were insufficient to enable new trains and so NIR implemented a programme of extensions to certain stations.

The project included Structural, Permanent Way and Signalling & Telecoms infrastructure works to provide the Operations Department with 6 Car capacity.

Coleraine to Portrush Track Relay – FP McCann.

FP McCann, in a joint venture contract with Bam Rail, completed the 20Km track relay project on the Coleraine to Portrush railway line.

The £18Million NI Railways project works included cutting and removing the existing rails, delivery, placement and welding of new rail, addressing dipped rail joints, improving drainage networks, construction of new ballast retaining walls, track formation work to sleeper wet beds, supply and placement of fresh ballast, and selected sleeper replacements.

In addition, a number of improvements to the signalling and telecommunications infrastructure were also completed. A wide range of materials were supplied including Watermain Pipe, Valves & Fittings, Drainage Pipe and Cable Duct & Accessories.

Knockmore to Lurgan Track Renewal- FP McCann

Project works included Cutting and removing existing tracks, Delivery and placement of new rail, Ballast Stone, Drainage, Renewing Signals Infrastructure, Platform expansion, Bridge Decking, Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls and Sleeper replacements. A wide range of materials were supplied including Watermain Pipe, Valves & Fittings, Drainage Pipe and Cable Duct & Accessories .

Langhope Rig Windfarm Project – W&H Alexander (CE) Ltd

W&H Alexander Ltd began construction of 10 turbines at SSE Renewables Langhope Rig wind farm in the Scottish Borders in Autumn 2013 taking place over a 14 month period. Connecting the wind farm to the electricity grid at Hawick Substation was fundamental to the Langhope Rig project, allowing transportation of clean electricity to the grid once the wind farm starts generating in late 2014.

Once complete, Langhope Rig will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 15,000 homes (Based on household consumption of 3,300 kWh a year ).

Griffin Windfarm – Lagan Construction.

Lagan Construction carried out the role of Principal Contractor for SSE Renewables in Scotland, where their teams delivered a new wind farm development between Aberfeldy and Dunkeld in Perthshire. The £18 million contract commenced in June 2010 and completed March 2012.

The giant 68-turbine Griffin Wind Farm spans 30km³ – mainly commercial forestry – and has a total capacity of 156MW.  Works included the construction of the turbine bases, associated hard standings and 34,000m of access roads including three new precast concrete flexi-arch bridges to improve the delivery time.

Slieve Kirk Windfarm – Lagan Construction.

Lagan Construction was involved in the design and construction of a 28.5MW wind farm at Slieve Kirk Mountain in Northern Ireland for long term client SSE Renewables. The contract commenced in July 2010 and completed August 2011

The project involved constructing 12 Siemens 2.3MW turbine bases and associated hard standings, 8,000m of access tracks, 7,500m of 20KV collector circuits, laydown areas and a 110KV sub-station.  The scheme also inlcuded 6,000m of public road upgrade works to the site entrance and a bespoke SUDS drainage system.

Glenconway Wind Farm Phase 1 & 2 – W&H Alexander (CE) Ltd, McLaughlin & Harvey and Barr Ltd, JV.

The SSE Renewables £3.5 million project was undertaken by Gael Force Renewables, a Joint Venture between W&H Alexander (CE) Ltd, McLaughlin & Harvey and Barr Ltd. Over a period of 10 months. The project involved the successful construction of 20 Siemens S82 2.3MW Turbines, 2 piled turbine foundations, 9Km Site Roads, Crane Hardstands, 33kV Substation, 33kV Cable trenching.

DBFO II Road Project – Lagan – Ferrovial JV.

Commissioned by the DRD Roads Service, the £250Million DBFO 2 scheme was the largest ever highway scheme to be awarded in Northern Ireland and significantly improved the region’s infrastructure.

Commencing in December 2007 and completing January 2011, DBFO 2 was a key project within Northern Ireland’s £18 billion investment strategy and aimed to improve the road links between Belfast and Dublin and between Belfast and Ballygawley.

Key aspects of the DBFO2 contract included the construction of 12.1 km of new dual 2 lane all purpose carriageway also the upgrade of approximately 20.5km high quality dual carriageway

A2 Maydown to City of Derry Airport – Lagan Construction.

The DRD Road Service A2 scheme was part of the Northern Key Transport Corridor connecting Belfast to Derry via Coleraine. The £25.4 million project was the main road connecting Limavady to Derry and provides links to the Maydown and Campsey industrial zones and to the City of Derry Airport, the key air transport hub in the northwest.

With traffic levels continuing to grow and anticipated expansion of local industry this scheme aims to tackle traffic congestion and address road safety issues for the travelling public.

Commencing May 2009 and completing November 2011 the Works included the provision of:
On-line/off-line improvement from single carriageway to Dual 2-lane carriageway consisting of approximately 6.3 km of dual carriageway, new and improved junctions at road intersections, and improvements to lengths of the existing links to provide connections to the A2 Trunk Road and to maintain existing network continuity

A8 Belfast to Larne – Lagan Ferrovial Costain JV.

The Department for Regional Development’s Roads Service awarded the consortium of Lagan Construction, Ferrovial Agroman and Costain Ltd the contract to design and construct the upgrade to the A8 carriageway between Belfast and Larne. This brought together Costain’s expertise in ECI delivery on major highways schemes along with Lagan and Ferrovial’s joint experience in delivering highways schemes in Northern Ireland.

The A8 is a strategically important road linking the Port of Larne with Belfast. Co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network (TENT), Northern Ireland Assembly and the Irish Government, the project upgrades the final section of the A8 between Belfast and the Port of Larne and provide dual carriageway standard highways from Larne to the cross-Irish border at Newry and beyond into Ireland.

The scheme involves upgrading over 14km of the A8 between the B94 near Ballyclare and the A36, south of the Port of Larne and includes online widening of the existing A8 carriageway and bypasses at the villages of Bruslee and Ballynure. Work also includes side road improvements, accommodation works, compact grade-separated junctions including the A57 Templepatrick Road and other works including overbridges and underpasses for local roads and watercourses and other associated highways works.

A2 Shore Road – Graham Construction

Graham Construction are currently widening the 3.5km stretch of the A2 Shore Road for the Department for Regional Development’s Road Service. When completed in summer 2015 the road improvement scheme will provide drivers with two lanes of carriageway in each direction. The works include improvement of the A2 Trunk Road from single carriageway to dual 2-lane carriageway.

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