Ireland: Fingal County Seeks Contractor for Coastal Erosion Study

Fingal County Seeks Contractor for Coastal Erosion Study

Tenders are invited from competent and experienced consultants to undertake a coastal erosion risk assessment study at Portrane and Rush in north County Dublin.

The coastline of Portrane and Rush is a dynamic ecosystem.

The beach and dune systems on either side of the mouth of the Rogerstown Estuary are part of one hydro-geological system, reflected in the simultaneous growth & decline of the expanse of the beaches and the extent of the dunes.

Sedimentation and erosion processes seem to occur on a cyclical basis within this subcel of the Irish Sea.

In recent years, coastal erosion is accelerating at the southern end of the Burrow peninsula at Portrane and the sea is starting to get closer to private property near the beach. The local community and Fingal County Council are keen to find out what measures can be taken to prevent any damage to private and public property at the southern end of the Burrow, while also establishing what erosion and sedimentation processes and patterns are taking place in this area.

Fingal County Council is keen to start the study as soon as possible, but the project time frame is dependant on if and when the OPW approves the funding for this study.

The deadline for this tender is January 16, 2013.

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Press Release, December 20, 2012

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