Response Group Secures €60m Contract to Operate and Maintain Limerick Main Drainage Scheme

The Response Group, one of Ireland’s leading water and wastewater treatment companies, has been awarded a long term 20 year contract by Limerick City Council, valued at Eur60m, to operate and maintain the major assets of the Limerick Main Drainage Scheme. The Response Group will deliver the services as part of a consortium it has formed with Severn Trent, an international provider of water and wastewater technology, operations and analytical services. The contract was awarded to Response Group as part of a public tender process.

The Eur300m Limerick Main Drainage Scheme is a major environmental and infrastructural investment project that has equipped and enabled Limerick City and its environs to effectively provide for the domestic, industrial and commercial development of the area well in to the future. In particular, the project has significantly upgraded and expanded the sewer network, built a new large scale wastewater treatment plant at Bunlicky, a regional Sludge Treatment facility, the development of a major pumping station and the completion of significant river engineering works in developing part of the project which was integrated with a navigational scheme for the Shannon.

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Photographed at the signing of the Eur60m contract to operate and maintain Limerick Main Drainage over 20 years were: back row (left to right): Maurice Daly (Response Group), David Keane (Limerick City Council), Richard Kent (JB Barry & Partners), Sarah O’Neill (WYG). Front Row (seated left to right): Simon Langton (Severn Trent Services International), Mayor of Limerick Cllr Kevin Kiely, Caroline Curley (Limerick City Council), Seamus Ryan (Limerick City Council).

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