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Newtownfane to Haynestown Pipeline & Cappagh South IJ Replacement

  • Project Type Gasline
  • Client Bord Gáis Networks
  • Company Involvement The Newtownfane to Haynestown Pipeline & Cappagh South IJ Replacement project was awarded to SICIM/Roadbridge JV in July 2014.SICIM/Roadbridge undertook the role of Main Contractor and PSCS for the project.
  • Form of Contract IEI Civil Engineering Construction 3rd Edition
  • Dates August 2014 – December 2014
  • Location Co. Louth and Co. Galway, Ireland


This project consisted of the construction of a 2.6km 200mm welded steel gas pipeline from Newtownfane to Haynestown, and a new 85bar to 4bar Above Ground Installation (AGI) within IDA lands at Haynestown, Dundalk, Co.Louth. The scheme involved 4 no. HDD trenchless crossings, including trenchless M1 Motorway, Dublin – Belfast Railway line, National road and River Crossing. It involved hot-tap works on the live 450mm North-South pipeline, and testing & commissioning of the works. The project also consisted of Works required to complete the replacement of the 750mm diameter Insulation Joint at Cappagh South AGI, Co. Galway.

The project also consistedof Works required to complete the replacement of the 750mm diameter Insulation Joint at Cappagh South AGI, Co. Galway.


Key Features

  • excavation of Stopple pit
  • welding on of Screw-Loc split tees
  • fabrication & installation of temporary bypass
  • Hot tapping of existing 750mm line
  • Installation of line-stop
  • cut-out & replacement of existing IJ
  • decommissioning of bypass and re-commissioning of 750mm pipeline