Global Rail Services impress as they successfully deliver highway infrastructure contracting project for ESB Networks in Drogheda
Global Rail Services (GRSL), has just completed infrastructure works on behalf of ESB Networks, the electricity supplier that provides nearly 2.3 million customers throughout Ireland with a safe and efficient power supply.
The purpose of the project was to provide a new ESB power connection to the new Courthouse in Drogheda. The works completed, under Global Rail Services national trenching and ducting framework, is part of ESB’s investment to the electricity network, increasing reliability and performance of the nation’s power network.
The specific works at Dominic Street in Drogheda, involved a huge amount of stakeholder interface and advance planning for GRSL and encompassed a series of road and pavement closures, traffic management, permits and licencing – all to the satisfaction of the ESB and Louth County Council, whilst the infrastructure contractor effectively managed both the public and its own direct labour workforce.
The scope of works included the open cut excavation of a new power route through Dominic Street, Drogheda to a depth of nearly one metre below the existing road surface and the installation of 2 number 125mm ducts on a bed of sand.
The ducts were then backfilled with lean mix concrete 75mm above the top of the duct and compacted.
Following ESB’s cable installation, the trench and road surface was then permanently reinstated in accordance with the purple book and in compliance with the conditions set out in the road opening licence issued by Louth County Council.
The project had tight deadlines and a narrow window of opportunity, which GRSL managed well to complete the project successfully. ESB were very satisfied with the works delivered and complemented the team for a job well done.