Irish Water Farrans – Newbliss Water Mains Rehabilitation

In spring 2018 Nuline Utilities were appointed by the Farrans as delivery contractor on the Newbliss Water Mains Rehabilitation Project in County Monaghan. As a resident supplier to Irish Water on the civil engineering framework Nuline are familiar with the particular specification for live mains rehabilitation and building on our relationship with Monaghan County Council we delivered the 1200m x 125mm SDR1112 mains connections, 98 long side and 184 short side service connections under budget and two weeks ahead of programme.

The network in the village of Newbliss had been established for more than 50 years without significant upgrade works and following the enabling and need analysis phase had been prioritised with Monaghan County Council and Irish Water for early renewal under the new Regional Network Management Contract. Nu Line deployed an early entry site investigation and enabling team and worked closely with the County Council Network Staff and the Farrans Engineer to establish the existing supply characteristics and agree a programme for delivery ensuring minimal interruption to supply via a combination of back feeding, local pressure management and dedicated commercial supplies to key customers. Focus was placed on ensuring a strong relationship with Monaghan County Council Traffic and Water Services, and with the local traders and residents to ensure a condensed programme for delivery was achieved. The mains were upgraded, tested, commissioned and handed over two weeks ahead of the 8 week programme with high productivity pipe bursting, pneumatic moling of service connections, open cut and real time permanent reinstatement delivering to the satisfaction of the stated Key Performance Indicators.