Minister McConalogue at the announcement of the Deep-Water Quay Development at Ros an Mhíl in February
Minister McConalogue announces the appointment of a contractor to complete the €30m Deep-Water Quay Development in Ros an Mhíl Fishery Harbour Centre
Today, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister, Charlie McConalogue T.D., appointed a contractor with a €30m contract for the development of a Deep-Water quay in Ros an Mhíl Fishery Harbour Centre.
Welcoming the signing of the works contract with the contractor Ward & Burke Construction Limited, the Minister said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce the successful outcome of the tender competition for the Deep-Water Quay project which will provide an additional 200 metres of quayside to accommodate larger fishing vessels and attract additional landings from both Irish and non-Irish fishing vessels.”
At present Ros an Mhíl Fishery Harbour Centre has 325 metres of quayside but is limited in deep water to a maximum of -5.8 metres chart datum and experiences congestion in busy fishing seasons. The new development will be accessible to large vessels such as Irish Navy vessels, Marine Institute Research Vessels, marine survey vessels and marine leisure craft.
The Minister went onto say that: “Our Fishery Harbour Centres are critical infrastructure for the seafood industry and Ros an Mhíl is a clear example of how these facilities stimulate economic activity for the surrounding rural coastal communities with the potential for downstream development and jobs.”
In summing up, the Minister said: “This project is further evidence of this Government’s commitment to addressing the impacts of Brexit on the fishing sector and to a strong future for Ireland’s seafood primary producers. I expect the project to commence in January 2023 and to be completed by September 2024.”
The project will be funded through the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.
Source: Press Release