The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, today (Monday 22nd May), welcomed the Contract Award to commence work on the essential upgrade of Terminal 7 at Rosslare Europort.
These upgrade works are necessary to provide permanent Brexit infrastructure at Rosslare Europort to ensure compliance with EU Customs, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and official food controls legislation, thereby providing protection for the EU single market.
Following a competitive tender process, John Paul Construction have now been awarded the contract and work will shortly commence on site.
Minister Donohoe: "I am delighted that the contract has been awarded for this vital project and that the work can now begin. I would like to congratulate John Paul Construction on their winning tender for the Rosslare Europort upgrade works."
"I would like to thank the Office of Public Works for their work on getting the Rosslare project to this important stage. I would also like to acknowledge all the other departments and agencies, including officials from my own Department, who have worked closely with the OPW to reach this exciting milestone."
"The upgrade works at Rosslare Europort will allow Ireland to manage the new requirements for checks and controls on trade with the UK. The development works will greatly benefit Rosslare and the South East by facilitating trade and further job creation. I look forward to seeing the progress on site over the period ahead."
Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., added: “I welcome the contract award today which marks the start to the important next phase at Rosslare Europort. The OPW is very proud to have been a central part of the government’s Brexit infrastructure project to make Ireland Brexit-ready by the end of 2020, and this announcement today is a great example of how government departments continue to work together to develop the permanent infrastructure required for a new border control post and improved processing facilities at one of our largest and busiest ports in the country.”
The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath: “I very much welcome the awarding of the contract for this very important project for the South East. This infrastructure gives us the ability to manage the new trading arrangements with the United Kingdom and will give the Revenue Commissioners the ability to effectively carry out their customs operations in a modern and fit for purpose facility.”
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