River Foyle Project

River Foyle Project

   Posted on: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

ABCO Marine Ltd recently mobilised specialist marine plant and equipment to support the River Foyle Pipeline Crossing as part of the 'Gas to the West' scheme.

Gas to the West is a major energy infrastructure project bringing natural gas to Coalisland, Cookstown, Derrylin, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Omagh and Strabane. As part of the scheme, a proposed directional drill river crossing is proposed to be constructed near Foyle Port near Lisahally. 

To adequately plan 

In order to adequately plan for construction activities, a marine site investigation is being undertaken from C59 Emotion Jack Up Barge on the River Foyle. The information required to be obtained during the marine works is as follows:-

  • Determine the individual soil and rock types present along the proposed pipeline route; their thickness and competence.
  • Recover soil and rock samples for laboratory testing to determine aggressiveness to concrete and steel, strength, fracture index etc.
  • Production of interpreted sub surface cross sections along the route of the proposed pipeline route

 ABCO mobilised our C59 Emotion Jack Up Barge from Foyle Port, which is supported by Samson Tug for the barge positioning on the fast flowing section of the River Foyle. The site activities are progressing with four number boreholes to be completed across the span of the River Foyle.

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