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Lagan Construction Group wins £3m Donegal contract with Irish Water

By John Mulgrew

Lagan Construction Group has landed a €3.7m (£3.1m) contract for water supply work in the Republic. The Belfast-based business secured the deal for the work in Greencastle, Co Donegal.

Laganwater Limited, a subsidiary of Lagan Construction Group, will also be responsible for the mechanical and electrical installation of the project.

Working in partnership with Donegal County Council, Irish Water has appointed Lagan Construction Group to carry out the project — which is an investment in the Inishowen Regional Water Supply Scheme.

Work will begin this month and is estimated to be completed by December 2018.

Neil McKenzie, director at Laganwater Limited, said: “Laganwater is delighted to have secured this significant infrastructure contract by Irish Water. Our dedicated team is fully committed to delivering this project successfully for our client, Irish Water.”

The project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where works have been prioritised to address critical issues, in line with commitments outlined in its business plan.

Meanwhile, Lagan Construction is also one of four firms to land a £100m water improvement deal for NI Water.

Maghera-based BSG Civil Engineering, Dunmurry-based Farrans Construction, and Belfast-based Lagan Construction Group and Meridian Utilities have been brought on board to carry out improvement works on the water and wastewater services in Northern Ireland.

The contract is at the design and planning stage. Construction is scheduled to begin early next year. The project will assist in supporting a growing economy by boosting employment in the four firms, as well as local sub-contractors, NI Water said.

Sara Venning, NI Water’s chief executive, said that the £100m deal was one of the company’s largest contracts.

She said it will deliver major improvements to the water mains infrastructure.

“We are confident that the contract will provide excellent value for money for NI Water, while meeting our own ambitious targets of upgrading approximately 150km of water mains per year,” she said.

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