Ireland: Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment Involves Dredging

The Port of Cork Company has lodged a planning application with An Bord Pleanála for the Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment project in the lower harbour. The application is being made under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act.

The planning application to An Bord Pleanála includes the following redevelopments under which will form an extension to the existing facilities which currently operate at Ringaskiddy.

The Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment project consists of four key areas:

– Ringaskiddy East (Container Berths and Multi-purpose Berth (CB/ (MPB)):

• A new 314m Container Berth 1/ Multipurpose Berth that will be capable of accommodating vessels carrying a range of different cargoes including containers, freight and general cargoes;

• An additional 200m Container Berth 2;

• Surfacing of existing port lands to provide operational areas;

• Dredging of the seabed (at new berths) to a level of -13.0 m Chart Datum (CD);

• Demolition of existing link-span;

• Installation of link-span comprising a floating pontoon and access bridge;

• Installation of container handling cranes and terminal transport equipment;

• Maintenance building, administrative buildings and entrance kiosks;

• Ancillary car parking, lighting and fencing.

– Ringaskiddy West (Deep-water Berth Extension);

– Road Improvements;

– Paddy’s Point Amenity Area.

Speaking about the planning application, Brendan Keating, Chief Executive, Port of Cork, said: “We have had constructive pre-application engagement with An Bord Pleanala to date and we are pleased to be lodging our planning application for Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment today. Our needs as a port of national significance have not changed and as a Tier 1 port, the Port of Cork must be able to meet the needs of the region and those of our customers.”

Press Release, May 2, 2014

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