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Hopes that votes pour in for Skibb flood scheme

October 29th, 2019 1:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Skibbereen businessman Cathal O'Donovan at the wall built near the Baltimore Rd roundabout, as part of the town's flood defence works. (Photo: Andy Gibson)

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Skibbereen’s flood relief scheme has been shortlisted for an Engineers Ireland Excellence Award.

The awards, founded in 2010, are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers that have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills. As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society.

The €18m Skibbereen Flood Relief scheme by Cork County Council, supported by the Office of Public Works, and in partnership with RPS and Jons Civil Engineering, has made the shortlist.

The defences were put to their first major test in recent weeks and performed as had been hoped.  

The public are now encouraged to vote online for what they consider to be the best overall national Engineering Project of the Year before the midnight deadline of Friday November 8th.

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland, said: ‘The projects shortlisted for 2019 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are a testament to the reputation and talent of engineers and showcase the many creative and ingenious solutions engineers implement for communities in Ireland and overseas.  We look forward to showcasing the work of talented engineers at our Excellence Awards ceremony on November 15th and celebrating leaders in the field.’

See engineersireland.ie for more. 

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