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Curraleigh West to Midleton Gasline

  • Project Type Gasline
  • Client Bord Gais Eireann
  • Company Involvement The Curraleigh to Midleton Gasline was awarded to the Sicim/Roadbridge JV in January 2009.
  • Form of Contract Bord Gais Bespoke Contract (FPLS)
  • Dates March 2009 - October 2009
  • Location Co. Cork, Ireland


This contract comprised preparation of a 47km spread for a 610mm Ø 85 bar Gas pipe, excavation, backfill and reinstatement of the spread and other ancillary works, including modifications to the existing AGI’s along the route.

River Blackwater Crossing (140m in length) was done by micro-tunnel incorporating a vertical radius.

River Bride 930m, River Araglin 30m and River Dungorney 30m Crossings were also done by micro-tunnelling.

This project was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget.


Key Features

  • 2 National Roads
  • 49 Regional Roads
  • 13 Open cut stream crossings
  • 4 Trenchless River crossings by micro-tunnelling
  • 1.2m Ø internal concrete jacking pipes, weighing 3.2t each are used for tunnelling