Rosie Hackett Bridge Overwater Piling Construction


ABCO Marine Ltd were contracted by Graham Construction Ltd to install twelve number large diameter piles in the River Liffey to support a new 48m bridge construction, ‘Rosie Hackett Bridge’. In order to complete the piling operations we had to mobilise our C59 Emotion Jack-Up barge along with the B69 Emotional Modular Crane Barge. With all plant mobilised in Dublin Dockland and towed up the River Liffey to the works site, to complete our operations in a six week programme.

Additionally ABCO Divers Ltd were utilised in a number of underwater operations in support of construction activities, including cofferdam inspection, diver silt dredging, concrete pouring and underwater burning and welding. All completed to the highest standards, in challenging conditions in the River Liffey due to diver visibility and high river flow velocity. 

Project Information

Mobilisation and construction of C59 Emotion Jack-Up Barge and B69 Emotional Modular Crane Barge to support pile installation, plant and material transfer.

Supply of support work boats for the duration of the project, with various types of vessel from Pushy Tugs and crew transfer vessels.

Installation of 12 number 600mm large diameter piles into the river bed, 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 cofferdam inspection, diver silt dredging, concrete pouring and underwater burning and welding

Supply and operation of safety boat employed during all marine operations. With liaison with other river craft operators to maintain movement through the construction area.

Liaison with Dublin Port Authority, to ensure identification of mobilisation quay and mobilisation operations within the River Liffey to construction site.


Graham Construction Ltd


March 2012 – April 2012

Client Representatives

Graham Construction Ltd


Overwater Piling

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