Caladh Mór Harbour Development, Inis Méain, Aran Islands
Client: Galway County Council
Engineer: RPS Consulting Engineers
Value: c. €12M
Period: April 2007 to September 2008


The Project comprises of the removal of the existing pier, the dredging of limestone rock to -3m CD and the construction of a new pier and access road.

The pier is being constructed using pre-cast concrete units filled with in-situ concrete. The new pier deck will be constructed in reinforced concrete. New pier lights and new navigation lights are being provided as part of the works.

Particular aspects to the project include;

  • Rock Blasting
  • Working adjacent to a special area of conservation
  • Dredging
  • Rock armouring
  • Processing of dredged rock
  • Establishment of site concrete batching facility
  • Construction of concret caissons and X-bloc armouring
  • Deployment and use of diving resources
  • Logistics of works undertaking off-shore (on an island)
  • Weather/working conditions