The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covata to provide highly efficient waste incineration. It will treat up to 600,000 tonnes of waste annually while providing electricity for 80,000 homes and district heating for about 50,000 homes. The Dublin Waste to Energy Facility is a major infrastructure project representing an investment of approximately €500m in Ireland by Covanta, which will fully fund the cost of this major facility. Construction work commenced in October 2014 and is targeted to be completed in early 2017, with the plant to be fully commissioned by the end of 2017.
AGEC was engaged as geotechnical design sub-consultant for the project to undertake a major review of the foundation design and, subsequently, re-design the foundation scheme including alternative load transfer platform, raft foundations and reinforced earth.
AGEC’s value engineering input into the project resulted in savings on pile construction. This was as a result of the development of 3D ground model of the site and the use of existing pile test results in the pile design. Savings were also made through the reuse of site won materials within the Tipping Hall rather that export off site.