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Coveney signs contract for upgrade development works at Howth Harbour

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has signed a significant contract today in Agriculture House for remediation and upgrade development works at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre.  The works will be carried out by an Irish company Wills Bros Ltd., Civil Engineering Contractors, located at Ballylahan Bridge, Foxford, Co. Mayo. The total value of the contract is €868,000. The Consultants on the project are RPS Consulting Engineers.

Howth Fishery Harbour Centre is one of six Fishery Harbour Centres for which Minister Coveney has responsibility.  The Shipyard and Syncrolift facilities at the Fishery Harbour Centre are pivotal to the repair of fishing fleet vessels and the maintenance industry as they provide a means of lifting vessels out of the water and working on those vessels in a self contained repair area. This investment in facilities at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre will provide a better working environment for various skilled craftsmen already working in the vessel repair sector while also providing a centre to develop employment opportunities in the sector.

Minister Coveney referred to the many benefits accruing from the investment and stated; "the investment here today will not only improve the facilities at the harbour for vessel owners and the ship repair industry but will serve to boost employment opportunities in the industry".

The works were, he said, being carried out in an Irish harbour by an Irish company with huge expertise and provide the potential to reap significant benefits to the Irish economy.

PR185/12 Howth Fishery harbour Contract016 - 20.09.2012

Minister Simon Coveney with Charles Wills MD, Wills Bros Ltd., John Campbell ( Engineer, DAFM), John McHale (Engineer, DAFM), Capt Raja Maitra (Howth (Harbour Master), Margaret Attridge (RPS Consulting) and Dave Keating (RPS Consulting)

PR185/12 Howth Fishery harbour Contract017 - 20.09.2012

Minister Simon Coveney with Charles Wills MD, Wills Bros Ltd, Civil Engineering Contractors

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has signed a significant contract in Agriculture House for remediation and upgrade development works at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre.  The works will be carried out by an Irish company Wills Bros Ltd., Civil Engineering Contractors, located at Ballylahan Bridge, Foxford, Co. Mayo. The total value of the contract is €868,000.

 

Date Released: 20 September 2012