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2108, 2017

We are pleased to report that AGEC has been re-accredited  for a further 3 years by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). This accreditation  applies to Quality (ISO 9001:2015), [...]

1808, 2017

AGEC has worked with planning consultants McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Ltd to successfully secure planning permission for a wind farm in the townlands of Cloncreen in County Offaly. The wind [...]

512, 2016

We're welcoming the announcement of two new windfarm developments which have been granted planning permission last month - Glemore Windfarm an Carrigarierk Windfarm. AGEC has worked with planning consultants McCarthy [...]

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 9:32pm
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featured project

Grudie Hydroelectric Scheme

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AGEC was engaged by Farrans Construction Ltd working on behalf of RWE Innogy, to carry out the civil design of permanent and temporary works at the Grudie Hydro Scheme in north-west Scotland. The project covers the construction of 1.85km of access road, 1.8km of 1200mm GRP penstock pipeline, a reinforced concrete structure intake, reinforced concrete powerhouse and building services, outfall [...]

testimonials

AGEC was involved with the geotechnical design and construction of the onshore section of the Corrib Gas Field project for Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL). AGEC initially designed and supervised the ground investigation for the onshore facilities, and subsequently provided geotechnical advice particularly with respect to planning, design and construction of the onshore facilities. The AGEC team liaised with the regulatory authorities on key geotechnical issues and provided the necessary reporting during construction to demonstrate regulatory compliance for the works. AGEC provided the necessary geotechnical input required to plan, design and safely construct the facility within a challenging and environmentally sensitive peatland terrain.
Brian Foley, Deputy Project Director & Contracts Manager, Shell E&P Ireland Limited
AGEC provided a value engineering solution to the wind turbine base design at Harburnhead Windfarm, Scotland by reducing the number of turbine bases requiring piling from 7 to 1 out of a total number of 22 WTG bases. Mass gravity bases were successfully designed and constructed in all 6 cases, which resulted in significant cost and time savings on the project.
Tristram Browne, Project Manager, Farrans Construction
AGEC’s expertise and value engineering pile design at Dublin Waste to Energy resulted in project savings in the region of €720,000. In addition their approach to sustainability by reusing site won materials reduced the volumes of material to be exported from and imported to site. The innovative geotechnical design led to both cost and time savings on the project.
Keith Elliott, Associate Director / Senior Project Manager, PM Group
AGEC was engaged by Ertech Geomarine in a fast-track design and build project to provide a critical stockyard in Utah Point, Port Hedland, NW Australia. AGEC’s input to the Utah Point Stockyard 2 project involved the delivery of detailed geotechnical, civil and structural designs with a short lead-in time prior to construction. Difficult ground conditions required working closely with subcontractors to review and optimise appropriate ground improvement and pile designs for the Stockyard Infrastructure. This included the reuse of site material as fill to reduce import volumes and the use of precast reinforced concrete foundations wherever possible to meet a challenging construction programme. AGEC’s experience and expertise enabled a value engineered D&B project to be successfully delivered by Ertech Geomarine on time and within budget.
Alec Courts, Managing Director, Ertech Pty Ltd
AGEC provided the geotechnical design for Cintra-Ferrovial Agroman on the M3 motorway, the largest Public Private Partnership road contract in Ireland. AGEC’s detailed knowledge of the local ground conditions and highway earthworks design allowed the development of cost-effective value engineered geotechnical design.
Angel Sanchez Bartolome, Deputy Technical Director, Ferrovial Agroman
AGEC provided the geotechnical design for SIAC Ferrovial Agroman JV on the M4/M6 Kinnegad to Kilcock motorway, the first Public Private Partnership road contract in Ireland. AGEC’s detailed knowledge of the ground conditions and experience of earthworks design was essential in providing cost-effective value engineered geotechnical design for earthworks and structural foundations.
Martin Maher, Managing Director, SIAC Construction

our capabilities

soft ground engineering
deep excavation and foundation design
civil engineering & design
rock mechanics
earthworks engineering
geomorphology & geohazard mapping
structural engineering
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slope & peat stability assessment
temporary works design
geotechnical earthquake engineering
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