Cork Harbour Project
€144 million project to connect sewage pipes
Red CCTV played a pivotal role in the two of the longest horizontal directional drills ever carried out in Ireland.
Deep below the Lee Estuary, engineers were attempting to drill bores between Cobh and Monkstown.
And thanks to Red CCTV‘s innovative work, those engineers were able to see exactly what was happening, with specially adapted cameras installed at the drill head point at all times
The Red CCTV solution included a high-tech camera system which provided the drill driver – sitting some 1.4km behind the head – with a perfect view of the operation.
The engineering epic was a crucial part of the €144 million project, designed to bring an end to decades of raw sewage being dumped directly into Cork Harbour.
The two holes will ultimately carry two 500mm sewage pipes between Cobh and the Shanbally Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Red CCTV’s camera system allowed the drill driver to monitor progress – with the live footage also beamed back to the UK so senior management could view the procedure live.
The successful project has been recognised by Irish Water with the lead contractor O’Connor Utilities Ltd being awarded the inaugural Ervia Major Projects Contractor Safety Award for the safe delivery of the contract.