Veolia secures contract to improve wastewater infrastructure in Ireland

Veolia Ireland has secured a new contract from Irish Water for wastewater infrastructure.

This contract comprises a €2.16m upgrade of the wastewater infrastructure at County Cavan.

This new contract will see the Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant being upgraded to ensure compliance with the Water Framework Directive.

Further, this upgrade will help the county address the needs of expanding population, which is estimated to grow to touch 108,000 in next ten years.

As per the terms of the contract, Veolia will deliver solutions including borehole pumping, direct coagulation process with two stage dual media granular filtration, chlorination, orthophosphoric dosing for plumbosolvency control and UV disinfection.

Veolia's local engineering team will deliver these services.

Work on the contract is expected to commence in June, beginning with a 15 month construction phase and then by an operating contract.

Veolia Ireland managing director Niall Gleeson said: "Helping Ireland to manage its precious natural resources is our priority for 2016.

Together we will work with Irish Water to support this upgrade in waste water treatment infrastructure which also builds in increased capacity to allow for economic growth."