Works were carried out within the live Quinn New Cement Works in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan to construct ten mixed reinforced concrete (RC) and steel framed buildings for the new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) plant. Once complete the works will allow Quinn Cement to supplement the use of fossil fuels in the production of their cement with high-quality, high-calorific recovered fuel produced predominantly from commercial and industrial waste, thus reducing the plants’ carbon footprint and emissions whilst providing increased sustainability for their business.
Our RC production works range from sub-structures constructed 5.5m below ground level to 23m high super-structures. All buildings were constructed by Careys in accordance with Quinn’s turnkey standards so that they were ready to be commissioned once handed over. The main fuel storage bunkers involved the construction of almost 200 linear metres of 15m high, 600mm thick RC walls on a 600mm thick ground floor slab.
Additional contracted works involved all the associated earthworks and hard and soft landscaping, the upgrade of existing drainage and the installation of new drainage systems around the new facility. Existing services were also diverted and new service corridors were installed. Careys constructed the new substation, the RC bunds and precast platforms, and 160 linear metres of gabion retaining walls up to 5.5m high.
Our role as Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage (PSCS) also involved co-ordinating the installation and commissioning of the associated mechanical and electrical packages.