GRAHAM civils division have completed a new water storage tank on behalf of NI Water at Fofanny, County Down.
The £9 million upgrade will improve the security of the water supply for approximately 76,000 NI Water customers across large parts of County Down.
The upgrade, which commenced in March 2022, involved the construction of a new water storage tank, which has a capacity of 10 million litres – equivalent to 4 Olympic size swimming pools.
Working in collaboration, GRAHAM and RPS along with designers ACEOM and TES, successfully carried out the upgrade, ensuring that water supply was not interrupted during construction.
Ciaran Moohan, GRAHAM Contracts Manager said:
“We are delighted to have delivered this project at Fofanny, with RPS Group and our supply chain for NI Water.
This was a complex project in a scenic and rural setting which presented many challenges for our design team AECOM and TES, along with the construction crew on-site.
A great achievement for the team – which will provide improved local water supply for many years to come”.
Tzvetelina Bogonia, NI Water’s Director of Infrastructure said:
“We are delighted to announce the completion of this major investment at Fofanny, which will bring many improvements to our customers including improved security of the local water supply.
“The upgrade, which commenced in March 2022, involved the construction of a new water storage tank, which has a capacity of 10 million litres (10 megalitres), which is equivalent to 4 Olympic size swimming pools or 50,000 baths! The upgrade will provide additional water supply to customers, particularly during high demand emergency situations, when we may need additional time to shut down the main plant while we complete other planned maintenance to our water supply network.”
“This £9 million investment will make a real difference to customers in parts of County Down. It is a good example of what can be done when the necessary funding is in place, highlighting the importance of this critical infrastructure and continued investment in our water and wastewater services.
“I would like to thank the NI Water project team including contractor GRAHAM and RPS, who provided project management and technical support. The team successfully completed the new tank, while ensuring our customer’s water supply wasn’t interrupted during construction. This major project will provide improved local water supply for many years to come.”
This project will provide an improved local water supply for many years to come leaving a lasting legacy.