Work Begins on City Pontoons

Work Begins on City Pontoons

Wednesday 28 April 2010

The Port Company is in the process of installing a 100 metre pontoon facility at the South Custom House Quay which is expected to be in operation from mid- June and this will provide an opportunity for users to overnight in the City in a secure location..
The following timelines are indicative only, but the Port of Cork will endeavour to keep on schedule:

  • Initial planning application lodged – January 2010
  • Planning Granted – 2nd week March
  • Contractors appointed –  3rd week April
  • Final construction drawings and method statements signed-off – 1st week May
  • Mobilisation of construction equipment and plant – 2nd week May
  • Commence manufacture of the pontoons – 2nd week MayCommence piling on site – 17th May to 28th May approx
  • Pontoon delivery form supplier – 24th May approx
  • Pontoon and Gangway installation – 24th May to 4th June Completion 4th June

It will be possible to use both sides of the facility which will allow approximately 180 metres of berthage.  The Port of Cork are currently in the process of finalising the details relating to the management and operation of the facility and these will be published in due course. It is intended that there will be charges in respect of overnight use of the facility but harbour users who have paid either mooring or boat charges will benefit from a discount.  The operating procedures and proposed charges will be published prior to the opening of the facility.
Notice to Mooring Holders

In order to protect the interests of  legitimate mooring holders in a situation where there is a shortage of available space for moorings in the harbour, the Port Company intends to carry out a detailed survey of moorings in all locations of the harbour later this year.
During the survey, any mooring that does not carry the correct identification or any mooring that has not been paid for will be marked for removal. These moorings will then be removed in an operation which is scheduled to commence in week beginning 15th November.