Regional Development Minister Visits Completed Project

04 February 2015
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy with some of the team, including Stevie Lau (Doran Consulting), Paul McSparron (BSG Civil Engineering) and Tom Picking (Williams Industrial Services)

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has visited a recently completed wastewater infrastructure, which is part of NI Water’s £8m Benone Area Sewerage Scheme. Magilligan Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) will improve the bathing water quality in the area, thereby improving the environment and the economy.

As part of a joint venture with Williams Industrial Services and BSG Civil Engineering, Doran Consulting provided civil, structural and process designs services. Stevie Lau, Senior Engineer at Doran Consulting, said, “After a successful tender submission, it was great to see an efficient design come into completion which will serve the community and enhance the local environment.”

The modern wastewater treatment works, which is located off the Point Road in Magilligan, will now treat all sewerage flows from Oughtymoyle, Drumavalley, Aughil, Benone, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility and HM Prison Magilligan (total PE of 9,000), before discharging the final sewage to the North Channel via a new outfall pipe at Magilligan Point. All spoil dug up from the Magilligan site has been reused in landscaping the area around the new facility to help ensure the plant blends in with its surroundings.

The Benone Area Sewerage Scheme is part of NI Water’s investment plans to deliver a 21st century infrastructure for the whole of Northern Ireland.