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Mott MacDonald to design £30M flood defence

Groundwater flood

Mott MacDonald has won the contract to design the £30M Enniscorthy flood defence scheme in Ireland.

The town has suffered from years of flooding from the River Slaney.

Wexford County Council has commissioned the work which covers 3.5km of river. The main elements include flood defence walls on both banks of the river, river channel widening and deepening, a flow diversion channel, underpinning of existing bridges and riverbed stabilisation. Mott MacDonald will also design a new pedestrian bridge crossing the river in the town centre.

Mott MacDonald project director Fintan McGivern said: “The completion of this scheme will provide the residents and businesses of Enniscorthy with protection against flooding that has caused so much damage and disruption in the past. The scheme will add to the list of successful flood defence projects completed on behalf of the Office of Public Works and various local authorities throughout Ireland.”

The Enniscorthy flood defence scheme is due for completion in 2019.

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