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Belfast Trunk – Sprucefield Pumping Station

Key Information

Location Belfast

Client NI Water

Consultant Capita

Overall Project Value £14 million

About This Project

The Belfast Trunk – Sprucefield Pumping Station is one of the biggest NI Water pipeline schemes to be undertaken in recent times.

MDE Team appointed with specific responsibility for the electrical, power, control and instrumentation of electrical services to the infrastructure upgrades of this contract, all of which are linked to the new pipeline.

This work included the re-commissioning of local service reservoirs which were out of operation at Danescroft and St. Andrew’s, both in Lisburn; the upgrade of the existing Castor Bay Water Pumping Station in Craigavon; the construction of a new water pumping station at Sprucefield (Lisburn) and a new water pumping station at the refurbished St. Andrew’s Service Reservoir.

Together the two new pumping stations had the capacity to deliver 55ML/d while the re-commissioned service reservoirs at Danescroft and St. Andrew’s will have a combined capacity of 10ML.

We are proud to be associated with the successful delivery of this major NI Water Infrastructure Upgrade. It gave us the opportunity to once again demonstrate our specialist expertise in a project of this scope and scale.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Concurrent sites/working conditions.
  • Environmental challenges.
  • Procurement of specialised ATEX equipment.
  • Co-ordination of commissioning of multi outlaying sites.