Coalisland company wins major reservoir construction contract

Coalisland-based company Geda Construction has won a major contract to construct a new £1m reservoir to supply water to homes in Antrim.

Work is now underway and the project will be completed by November 2012.

The Moor Road construction firm will receive design and project management support from Belfast-based companies Mott MacDonald and Capita Symonds.

NI Water hope the new Tully Hill service reservoir will improve the security of the water.

NI Water Project Manager Mark Richardson told Ballymena Times: “The start of this project is good news for the local area as it will eventually improve the overall quality and security of water supply for our customers in the area.

“We would also like to make the public aware that there will be increased traffic on the Old Portglenone Road during this scheme, but NI Water and our contractor Geda Construction will do everything we can to keep any disruption to a minimum.

“NI Water is currently investing approximately £3m per week improving water and wastewater services throughout Northern Ireland and Tully Service Reservoir is one of the many projects being undertaken to deliver a 21st century infrastructure to Northern Ireland.”


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