Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has appointed a contractor for the development of a deep-water quay at the Ros an Mhil Fishery Harbour Centre in County Galway.
Ward and Burke Construction has been selected to execute the works under the contract, which is valued at approximately €30 million (US$31.8 million).
At present, the Ros an Mhil Fishery Harbour Centre has 325 metres of quayside but is limited in deep water to a maximum of 5.8 metres chart datum and experiences congestion in busy fishing seasons. The new development, which will add 200 metres of quayside, will make the centre accessible to large vessels such as naval vessels, Marine Institute Research Vessels, marine survey vessels, and marine leisure craft.
The project will be funded through the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.
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