Kerry project claims Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award

Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant

A Kerry project has claimed the Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award.

The Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant provides water to over 60,000 residents and over 1 million tourists who visit Kerry annually in Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland and Castlemaine.

The Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant was officially opened in November 2018 by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin and Cllr Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council.

The €30 million project serves nearly half of Kerry’s population, as well as industrial and agricultural projects in the region.

The scheme won the award at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards ceremony last week.

This is the second national award for the Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Scheme, having won the Engineers Ireland Engineering Project of the Year Award 2018 in November.

The project has also been shortlisted for the global Water Project of the Year, along with entries from Saudi Arabia, Russia and the USA.