Kesel - Civil Engineering

'KESEL Construction Civil Engineering projects. We list below a select list of completed projects'

Dublin Ferryport Terminal Expansion

Dublin Ferryport Terminal (DFT) is part of the container and terminal division of Irish Continental Group (ICG). DFT operates Ireland’s largest and most modern container terminal, with an annual throughput of approximately 380,000 TEU. Kesel Construction were contracted for the new expansion of the existing container terminal in Dublin Port to increase capacity and for the use of its new automated gantry cranes.


Expansion works created an additional 3 acres of storage capacity and runways for new gantry cranes. Works were carried out to a high specification as was required due to the loadings put on the expansion and the small tolerances to facilitate the operation of the automated gantry cranes. New storage area consisted of 350mm deep 40N concrete with 4 layers of A393 steel mesh reinforcement including all required expansion and contraction joints, drainage and sub-base works and construction of 300 metre long retaining wall. To service the new storage areas approximately 1 km of motorway standard asphalt surface was constructed.


The main requirements on the project was the requirement to facilitate the Port to remain operational 24/7 and to keep area lost due to the construction to a minimum with strict handover dates of completed areas.


Marconi Project, Clifden, Galway

Development of Discovery Point at Derrigimlagh, Wild Atlantic Way’s inaugural key ‘Signature Discovery Points’ in association with Fáilte Ireland and Galway County Council, to enhance the site which was the setting for two outstanding technological achievements of the 20th century: the Marconi Wireless Station, the world’s first commercial transatlantic wireless station in 1907; and twelve years later (in 1919) when Alcock and Brown landed on the site marking the first nonstop, Trans-Atlantic flight.


The works provide visitors with car parking facilities and a looped walk through a bog landscape of outstanding natural beauty where they can discover the stories of this famous site. The walk is augmented by a number of attractive features which are designed to engage visitors and encourage them to interact with the history of the location.


Construction of the works were complex due to the remote location and ground conditions, the car Park was constructed on peat base with double geotextile layer technique and stone filling with the historical names which make the site significant cast in to the concrete entance area.  A large concrete walkway projecting over the bog landscape brings visitors from the car park to beginning of the looped walk. The looped walk constructed through the boggy terrain interchanges between flat and bridged boardwalks, flagstone paths and stone walkways.


Rehabilitation of Pat Randall’s Bridge,

Co. Mayo

Rehabilitation works to bridge which is listed as a protected structure and located in Laghtavarry, Ballyvary, Co. Mayo. The client was Mayo County Council and the remit of the project was to repair structurally damaged elements and to return the bridge to its original form and performing the same functions without any loss in character. Elements of the works included removing of the existing road surface on both approaches and taking down specified areas of the existing parapet walls whilst keeping the remainder in place; construction of new reinforced concrete foundations and retaining walls to support new stone parapet walls; piling of the ground beneath the road level to support the construction of new reinforced concrete road deck; construction of new walls to match existing stonework; laying of new road surface to concrete deck; pressure grouting to the stoneworks and pointing stonework walls in lime. Project had many elements of work including traffic management due to road closure, heritage works due to the historical significance of the bridge and environmental due to the close proximity of the works to the waterways.

SHIRE Pharmaceutical Facility, Piercestown, Dunboyne, Co Meath

Kesel Construction were engaged for all construction works associated with the logistics site set up., these works included civil engineering works associated with accommodation foundations, roads, car parks, drainage and services, and perimeter fencing


Kesel provided a full design and build service for the foundations to the accommodation buildings with a total floor areas 50,000 sqft


Installation of 1,195m of palisade fencing to perimeter of site


Construction of civil engineering works including car parks, roads drainage and site services


Russborough House Carpark, Blessington, Co.Wicklow

Construction of additional car park to facilitate 210 car spaces at Russborough House. Russborough House is a stately house situated near the Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow and is reputed to be the longest house in Ireland and house famous art collections.


The works comprised site clearance of existing woodland and Greenfield area, excavation and earthworks, sub-base preparation, tarmac pavings, site fittings, lighting / CCTV cabling and access/egress barrier installation, ancillary site services and associated builders works. The works also involved landscaping works to included grassed areas.


This project required a tight programme of 8 weeks and was completed on time.


Temporary Car Park, Lexlip, Co. Kildare

This project consisted of the construction of a temporary car park to facilitate construction workers working nearby on a major construction site for a multinational corporation in leixlip, Co. Kildare

Glanbia, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny

This project consisted of construction of a 20,000 sq. m material storage yards, laid to falls in concrete for Glanbia, Castlecomer. Project also included the installation of Services, Drainage, Attenuation and Chemical Storage tanks

Ballinasloe Nursing Home, Co Galway

The project consisted of all civil engineering works associated with the nursing home. These works included for all formwork, steel fixing, placing & pumping of concrete as required and drainage works. The works also included large scale traffic management works on the N6 roadway & installation of main drainage.

Commercial Waste Water Treatment

Comhar Chuigeal Teo, Lettermullen,

Co. Galway


This project consisted of the Installation of a commercial wastewater treatment system & decommissioning of existing. System was Anua GRP system. Installation included all excavation, leanmix concrete surround necessary foul sewer drainage, supply pipework and re-instatement.

This project also required the supply and installation of a new sand polishing filter. This involved the construction of the bed in appropriately sized sand and gravels, new pressurized pipework system, all to be constructed to EPA guidelinges. Soil was also required to be imported beneath constructed filter.


Supplier: Anua


Kesel Construction, Hanley Buildings, Claregalway. Co. Galway. Phone: 00353 91 395724 :: email:

Kesel Construction Ltd, 79 College Road, Harrow, Greater London, HA1 1BD, UK;

Phone: +44 (0)2036273768; email:

Trim NS, Co. Meath

Installation of 30,000 litre rainwater harvesting system including polypropelene tank, all excavation, necessary surface water drainage, pumping supply, pipework, water treatment system, incorporation into BMS and re-instatement.





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