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Wexford Based Barge Arrives in Bangor for Trench Digging Works on Belfast Lough

8th February 2022
Barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour
Barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour

County Wexford based company Marine Specialists Ltd completed mobilising their new 26-metre barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough on Monday, February 7th.

Over the coming weeks, it will be inspected by the Maritime Coastguard Agency and prepared for sea. Cliodna will become a familiar sight off Ballywalter where she will be used to dig a trench through bedrock to accommodate the new 550m wastewater outfall.

Ballywalter lies on the North Down coast about eight miles east of Donaghadee. It has an amenity harbour with a few small fishing boats kept alongside the quay.

Marine Specialists Ltd have completed mobilising their new 26-metre barge Cliodna for works on Belfast LoughMarine Specialists Ltd have completed mobilising their new 26-metre barge Cliodna for works on Belfast Lough

The Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project represents an £18m investment by NI Water to upgrade the existing wastewater collection and treatment systems serving a large part of the Ards Peninsula. Wastewater will be treated to strict environmental standards at the new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment works being constructed off the Ganaway Road in the village and this will ensure excellent bathing water quality at local beaches.

For further information on the project click here

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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