Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd (GDG) and its specialist dredging subconsultants Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) have been appointed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) to undertake the detailed design, tender and construction phases of the Rossaveel Deep Water Quay Development, at Rossaveel Fishery Harbour Centre (FHC), Co. Galway.
Rossaveel FHC is located on the north-east shore of Cashla Bay, approximately 40km west of Galway city, serving the fishing fleets that operate off the coast of Galway.
The existing harbour at Rossaveel is constrained, as no deep-water facilities are currently available to accommodate modern fishing vessels, which continue to increase in size as the industry trends towards larger and more sophisticated boats.
To address this, the construction of a new 200m long quay and associated dredging to provide -10m CD on berth (Chart Datum) and -7m CD in the navigation, has been agreed.
A reclamation area will also be constructed directly behind the quay, which will provide connectivity from the quay to the existing onshore facilities at the harbour.
The development of the harbour infrastructure will attract additional vessel activity and therefore create local employment opportunities in rural Ireland, said GDG.