Dingle Harbour - Overwater Piling Construction


ABCO Marine (Irl) Ltd were contracted by Carillion Irishenco Ltd, as specialist marine engineering subcontractor in support of the delivery of the Dingle Harbour Development.

The project consisted of the installation of 17 number 457mm diameter steel piles to support new mooring development within Dingle Harbour. We had to mobilise C59 Emotion Jack-Up Barge, and construct in the harbour before tracking on piling rig and all associated equipment to conduct the piling. Additionally we had to mobilise a modular pontoon barge in support of the operation, with steel piles transferred from shore on the transfer barge.

The works within the harbour were programmed in two phases to enable the harbour to remain operational, with all vessels within the harbour relocated during the construction phase. ABCO Divers Ltd were utilised to burn the existing steel piles, prior to the installation of the new infrastructure, with twelve (12) number piles extracted at seabed level.

Project Information

Mobilisation and construction of C59 Emotion Jack-Up Barge to support pile installation, with all operations supplied by an additional modular transfer barge.

Supply of support work boats, including Work Tug, Pushy Tug and Crew Transfer Vessels.

Installation of 17 number 457mm large diameter steel piles, management and programming of drilling operations and pile installation conducted from C59 Emotion Jack-Up Barge.

Removal of drill and piling generated waste, with materials separated into skips and lifted from barge onto Crane Barge and onto shore for disposal.

Works completed to the agreed budget and delivered within programme.

Working with ABCO Divers Ltd for old steel pile removal, with underwater burning completed by commercial diver and pile removed to surface.

Supply and operation of safety boat employed during all marine operations.


Carillion Irishenco Ltd


November 2010 – February 2011

Client Representatives

Carillion Irishenco Ltd


Overwater Piling

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