April 2006 News items


Drehid Waste Management Facility: TES/TOBIN have been awarded the contract for the design/procurement and construction supervision of the first phase of the Drehid Waste Management Facility which includes a 5km access road. Well done to Sean Finlay, Dave Conneran, Ciaran McGovern and Damien Grehan in securing this contract, which follows the successful shepherding of the facility through the regulatory process.

Waterways Ireland: TES have been awarded a contract by Waterways Ireland to complete an EIS for a proposed navigation at Glassan, Co.Westmeath. Well done to Lisa Dowling for co-ordinating the tender for this project.

Roadstone Provinces Ltd/John A. Woods Ltd.: TES have recently been awarded a number of EIS (Section 261) contracts in the quarrying industry. These contracts involve TES contributing to geology, water, socio-economic, ecology, noise and cultural heritage sections of each EIS. Well done to Brian Quirke who has worked closely with both companies to secure these contracts.

Planning Decisions

Date Client Facility Decision
March '06 Roadstone Limestone Quarries Ltd. Ballybay Black-Top Plant Monaghan County Council - Decision to grant Planning Permission
April '06 Roadstone Limestone Quarries Ltd. Deerpark, Slane, Co. Meath Black-Top Plant Meath County Council - Air Emissions Licence granted -02/05


TES Consulting Engineers are delighted to announce that Mr. John Dillon has recently joined us as a Project Scientist. John is a graduate in Environmental Science from UCG and has completed a Masters in Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He previously worked with Komex. He will mainly be involved in all aspects of hydrogeology and contaminated land. His arrival will strengthen the established Hydro-Geotech Group within TOBIN/TES.

Press Release
Click here to view "TOBIN Dublin - 1st Anniversary" photograph as published in the Irish Times on April 11th 2006.

International Association of Hydrogeologists

TES Consulting Engineers are participating in this year's IAH (International Association of Hydrogeologists -Irish Group) conference in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Many of our hydrogeologists will be attending the 2-day event (April 25th-April 26th) and TES representatives will be available at our stand to answer all queries and to supply information on all of our various services.

Recent Presentations and Lectures

· Office of Environmental Enforcement of the EPA (OEE) – "Environmental Management, Risk Assessment -a new approach". On May 3rd 2006, the OEE are holding a conference at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. As part of this conference, Padraic Mulroy and Maeve McKenna (TES Consulting Engineers) will give a presentation on the EPA's Risk Assessment Methodology.
· North Western Region IEI – Sean Finlay recently gave an evening lecture to the North West Regional Branch of the IEI. The talk was entitled “Review of Waste Licence and Planning Applications For Selected WMF in Ireland, 2001-2005”.
· NUI Galway - Sean Finlay recently gave a lecture to engineering students at NUI Galway. The lecture was entitled “Ethics and Engineers”.
· Cré Composting – Dermot Burke recently presented a paper to Cré Composting Conference entitled “to be confirmed”.