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Galmoy Tailings Dam – Phase 2

  • Project Type Mining
  • Client Arcon Mining Ltd
  • Company Involvment The Galmoy Tailings Dam project was awarded to Roadbridge in November 1999 Roadbridge undertook the position of Main Contractor.
  • Form of Contract Traditional
  • Dates November 1999 - September 2000
  • Location Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Value IR £3.5 Million


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This contract comprised Phase 2 of the Tailings Dam Extension circa 15 hectares to deal with mine waste encompassing the following works:


Key Features

  • Demolition and Site Clearance
  • 580,000m3 of Earthworks in dam construction
  • 4km access road on top and bottom of dam
  • Installation of 150,000m2 of Geogrid, Geotextile and Geomembrane
  • 32km of Containment Drainage
  • Installation of Piezometer and other monitoring equipment
  • 3km Tailings Pipeline
  • Enabling Electrical Works