County Council seeks tenders for Clifden Flood Relief Scheme

Galway Daily news Funding awarded for flood mitigation works in Monivea

Galway County Council is seeking tenders from engineering firms to progress work on the Clifden Flood Relief Scheme.

The has issued an Invitation to Tender to hire a Consulting Engineering firm for the Engineering and Environmental elements of the flood relief scheme.

Clifden was hit with surprise heavy flooding last September when the Owenglin river burst its banks after intense rains.

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works O’Donovan confirmed in the Dáil last November that the OPW would cover the costs of the scheme.

The full cost of developing and implementing the scheme to protect Clifden is estimated to come to €500,000.

The deadline for applications for this work is April 12.

The full flood relief project shall comprise of up to five stages:
• Stage I: Scheme Assessment, Development, and Design
• Stage II: Planning
• Stage III: Detailed Design and Procurement of Works
• Stage IV: Construction
• Stage V: Handover