Scoil Phobail Bhéara Site Visit

Sorensen’s marine team welcomed 6th year students from Scoil Phobail Bhéara in Casteltownbere, to our Dinish Wharf project for a site visit this morning. The site team explained the various construction methodologies that were used to deliver each element of this large infrastructural project. The feedback from the students was very positive, and they showed a lot of interest in the Civil & Marine Engineering industry, which is very encouraging.

This project is located adjacent to Scoil Phobail Bhéara, so the students and the staff had a great view of the progress over the past year or so. We’d like to thank the staff & students for taking the time to visit us on site today, and we wish the students the best of luck in their future studies.

Smooth Point Pier Extension Project Update

Works are well under way in our Smooth Point Pier Extension project in Killybegs. We have already installed 35 of the 120 land-based piles which extend to 20m in depth. We are currently in the process of installing our temporary works platform to facilitate construction of the marine based piles for the new Combi-wall. Sorensen’s new dredging plant will mobilise in early November to commence dredging operations which include the removal of 10,000m3 of rock. Well done to the site team for co-ordinating and progressing the works safely in what is a restricted works area.



N24 Beary’s Cross Project Update

Sorensen reached a major milestone today on our N24 Beary’s Cross project, where we laid our first section of road pavement on the new roundabout. The site team has recently implemented a major traffic management installation which has allowed them to achieve this milestone ahead of programme.

We wish to thank the general public and the N24 road-users for their patience and for slowing down whilst driving through our site. Well done to the site team for reaching this milestone and thank you for all your hard work in achieving it.

Construction Safety Week 2022: Waterford IDA & Smooth Point Pier Extension project

As our CIF Construction Week campaign comes to a successful end, we’d like to acknowledge the positive and collaborative work carried out across all our sites by the Sorensen teams. Our Thumbs Up campaign was rolled out in tandem with this year’s CIF Safety Week and it was a great success.

Here are photos of our HSEQ Manager, Ronan Walsh visiting our Waterford IDA Infrastructure Upgrade project and of our Project H&S Advisor, John Boyle on our Smooth Point Pier Extension project in Donegal.

Thank you to all in Sorensen and including our subcontractors and clients who supported us and took part in various safety campaigns over the month of October.


Student Intern Spotlight: Dean Finn

Dean Finn is an intern from Munster Technological University who is based on our N73 Clogher to Waterdyke Road Improvement Scheme that is being delivered on behalf of our client Cork County Council for Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Dean is assisting the Site Engineering team on the project and is being mentored by our Contracts Manager, Paraic McCarthy.

Keep up the good work Dean!