Limerick to Foynes Railway – Geotechnical Design

AGEC are currently working with O’Connor Sutton Cronin for Iarnród Éireann on the Limerick to Foynes railway project. AGEC were engaged to provide a geotechnical design for the potential re-opening of the 40km long railway line. The original railway line was opened in 1858 and operated mainly as a freight line until 2000. In 2007 [...]

By | 2018-12-03T15:40:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Categories: New projects, Technical feature|

Gaining Ground in Wind Energy

AGEC has worked with planning consultants McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Ltd to recently secure planning permission for Meenbog wind farm in county Donegal. The development will comprise 19 no. wind turbines with a generating capacity of more than 50MW. The development will also include recreation and amenity areas including marked trails, car parks, picnic and [...]

By | 2018-07-27T12:04:15+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Technical feature|

Progress in the wind energy sector

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 farm comprises 21 no. turbines with a maximum turbine height of 170m, access tracks, anemometry mast, borrow pit and associated site works. The site has [...]

By | 2017-12-26T14:44:13+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Technical feature|

AGEC active in the renewables sector

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 Keville O'Sullivan Ltd. (MKOS) to secure planning permission for Clare Winds Limited, for a wind energy development in the townlands of Glenmore, Boolynamweel, Boolynaknockaun and [...]

By | 2017-12-26T14:44:13+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: News, Technical feature|

Sheet piling as a viable alternative for basement construction in the Dublin Docklands

A recent photo from a project we’ve been involved with, showing good progress on a hectic site in the Dublin Docklands. We've given support to our client Trench Control on behalf of Bennett Construction at No. 5 Hanover Quay. The tower cranes in the background give an indication of the level of construction currently ongoing [...]

By | 2017-12-26T14:44:13+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Categories: New projects, Technical feature|

System reliability in slope stability

Last month’s issue of Geotechnique contained a paper by Reale, Xue and Gavin titled “System reliability of slopes using multimodal optimisation” [http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/jgeot.15.P.142] which we thought was excellent. The author’s present an algorithm for examining many modes of failure of slopes simultaneously stating, correctly, that for a given slope, two potential failure mechanisms might exist with [...]