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Arklow Long Sea Outfall Project Begins This Week

14th May 2022
AMS Retriever
The AMS Retriever will be involved in works on the Arklow Long Sea Outfall Project until July Credit: Alpha Marine

Van Oord Ireland is to commence operations on the Arklow Long Sea Outfall project in the coming week.

The outfall will be approximately 1,000 metres in length and have a diameter of 630mm and will be laid in a pre-excavated trench.

Weather depending, the current schedule for installation works of the pipeline is from Tuesday 17 May until the end of July.

Initially, three HDPE pipelines each of 309m in length will be towed as a bundle from open sea to the North Quay at the Port of Arklow, where these pipe strings will be moored off alongside the quay and worked on until the pipe installation in mid-June.

During pipe installation, the harbour entrance will have limited availability to other traffic for 48 hours.

Dredging works are planned to commence on Saturday 28 May. Prior to that, survey works will be performed in the period from Wednesday 25 May to Monday 30 May.

The operations will be conducted by a number of vessels, including the backhoe dredger Razende Bol (callsign PFSD), shoal buster AMS Retriever (callsign MEHI8), tug Husky (callsign 2EQI7), landing craft Ros Aine (callsign EI-2G-5) and tug Valdemer (callsign OUCG2).

Early this coming week the Valdemar will arrive offshore where lead tug AMS Retriever and assisting tail tug Husky will join the tow towards Arklow Harbour, which will take the normal navigation route into the Avoca River mouth.

All work vessels will keep a VHF radio listening watch on Channel 16.

Contact details and coordinates for these operations are included in Marine Notice No 25 of 2022, attached below.


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