The Development proposed as part of the planning application will allow the following to be available to Galway Harbour Company:
23.89ha reclaimed as quays and back-up land and consolidated during construction and available for industries such as those listed in the introduction of this report.
-8m C.D. channel depth and a -8m C.D. depth, 400m diameter turning circle.
660m of shelterd quays with berths of -12m C.D. depth.
Western Marina with 216 berths.
Fishing Pier and Slipway.
Nautical Centre Slipway.
Freight rail link to enable freight and cargo to be efficiently transported to and from the harbour resulting in positive road traffic and environmental benefits.
Commercial Port formed.
The above proposal meets the following requirements:
Sheltered quays and craft stability while berthed.
Rail Requirement addressed in design from initial construction with consequent Environmental benefits.
The implementation of sustainable practices in design, construction, operation and administration of the proposed Port.
Removal of the current constraints restricting the size of vessels that can be received in Galway.
Remove oil vessels and oil terminal from the existing docks.
(Entails 23.89ha of new land)
The New Land Area proposed in the Planning Application will provide the following area breakdowns in yards, quays, open space etc:
Back-Up Yard Areas
Warehouse and Yard Areas
Bitumen Yards Area
Fire Water Storage Area
Quay & Village Areas
& Yard Area
& Access Area
& Slipway Area