Bowen-Somague JV - a joint venture beween Bowen Construction
and Somague (Portugal) - has been awarded a contract by the
National Roads Authority (NRA) to design and construct the
€161 million N7 Castletown to Nenagh dual carriageway.
The project forms part of the National Development Plan’s
(NDP) to improve the N7 Dublin to Limerick Road and will include
a high quality dual carriageway - approximately 36kms long
with 46 structures including over-bridges, underpasses and
culverts. The existing N7 carriageway will remain in place
to serve local road needs.
Construction will start at the most easterly junction of
the Nenagh bypass in North Tipperary and finish in County
Laois at the proposed Borris-in-Ossory interchange, which
will be constructed as part of the M7/M8 project.
The Bowen-Somague JV is currently completing the €40 million
design and build of the new Irish Rail Train Care Depot in
Portlaoise. Together with Sacyr - the Spanish parent company
of Somague - the JV has also been awarded an €85 million contract
by the RPA for the extension of the LUAS Line B1 - from Sandyford
to Cherrywood in Dublin.
The contracting authority for the N7 Joint Venture is Laois
County Council and McCarthy Grontmij are the consulting engineers
on the project. The project will commence shortly and is due
for completion in 2010.