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Project Management

From inception to completion, RPS’ Project Management team has the experience to guide you through the lifecycle of your project. With our specialisms in project planning, procurement, design and delivery, we are experts in advising clients on how to achieve the right balance of time, cost and quality.

No two clients or projects are the same, and our tailored approach allows us to advise on ways to overcome project challenges and facilitate risk mitigation methods, ensuring that key project deliverables are met.

RPS has a broad portfolio of successful projects with public and private clients. We have successfully project managed many of Ireland’s largest infrastructure projects across the transport, energy, water, waste, industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

Our talented project managers work collaboratively to ensure successful relationships are maintained throughout the duration of the project, from its development to ultimate completion.

Our services include:

Project Management

Cost & Value Management

Risk Management

Procurement

Contract Documents, Administration & Management

Lean

Dispute Resolution

Employer & Client Representative Roles

Programme Management

Case Studies

Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline

 

Image: courtesy of Shell E&P Ireland

 

RPS was appointed by Shell E&P Ireland Ltd (SEPIL) to find a modified route for the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline. We provided project management services for route selection, EIS, planning applications and detailed civil design of this challenging infrastructure project. The project required the management of a diverse range of specialist expertise to produce major deliverables within extremely demanding timelines.

Among the major deliverables completed on programme were:

Alternative Pipeline Corridor / Route Reports

Environmental Impact Statements

Statutory Applications and management of the logistics of these

‘For Construction’ detailed design packages for issue to construction contractor

RPS is very familiar with the requirements of large infrastructure projects from planning stage through to construction and operation. On the Corrib Onshore Pipeline project, RPS has proven its ability to complete complex deliverables to a very high standard and within very tight timelines.

The Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline was completed in December 2015 and won the Engineers Ireland Outstanding Project of the Year Award in 2016.

Dublin Waste to Energy

 

Image: courtesy of Covanta

 

RPS was client representative for the Dublin Waste to Energy PPP project, providing project management and technical advice from conception and planning up until construction.

The objective was to determine the optimum procurement route and procure a thermal treatment plant in the Dublin Region utilising the most up to date technology.

Our role on this project included site selection; managing the entire process through to construction; managing input and baseline monitoring for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); managing the planning and licensing process including Oral Hearings for planning permissions and waste licence; foreshore and CER licence applications.

The project was stalled during a political hiatus 2009 – 2011. This was followed by environmental and commercial objections to the EU Commission on State Aid and Procurement. These were all rejected by the Commission following detailed submissions led by RPS.

Once cleared by the EU Commission, a Value for Money (VFM) Certificate was issued by the National Development Finance Agency. The four Dublin local authorities then approved the revised Project Agreement with Covanta in 2014. The facility began operating in 2017.

Haulbowline Island – East Tip Remediation

 

 

Haulbowline Island was the location of Ireland’s only steelworks which operated between 1939 and 2001. From the early 1960s, waste from the steel production process was deposited on an area of reclaimed foreshore, which became known as the ‘East Tip’.

The East Tip predominantly comprises stockpiles of waste slag and mill scale throughout the 9 hectare site. The overall Haubowline Island Remediation Project represents a multimillion Euro investment by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, through their agent Cork County Council. The island, which is also home to the Irish Naval Service, only has one land-based access point across two bridges and this infrastructure also needed significant upgrades to facilitate the remediation project.

RPS provided environmental and engineering consultancy services for the preparation of an outline remediation design, EIS, waste licence application and planning application for the East Tip. A planning application for the remediation of the East Tip and its transformation into a public recreational amenity was approved by An Bord Pleanála in May 2014 and a waste licence was subsequently granted by the EPA in July 2014. RPS is also providing design, procurement and contract management services to facilitate the delivery of the remediation solution.

Remedial works designed by RPS began in 2014 with the repair of the bridges to the island and the upgrading of the access road. Most recently, RPS has managed a number of advance works contracts (including demolition, site clearance and preparatory works) through detailed design and construction completion. The main remediation works contract commenced construction in July 2017 and is delivering a sustainable design solution through re-profiling of the site, construction of a perimeter engineered structure around the East Tip and installation of engineered capping and surface water drainage systems. The ultimate landscape masterplan which is currently being delivered will comprise a public parkland amenity with picturesque views of Cork Harbour. It is envisaged that construction work will be substantially complete by the end of 2018.