Port of Galway Redevelopment
Our vision for a Port of Galway redevelopment is simple. We want to ensure that the Port remains at the heart of Galway City’s economic and social development. Our commitment is to maintain and grow the contribution we make to the local economy in terms of employment and boosting tourism numbers through hosting national and international events such as the Volvo Ocean Race.
This report describes stages of the development and the proposed works to be undertaken at each stage as part of the proposed planning application, and the requirements they meet.
The Planning Application for the proposed New Port of Galway consists of 23.89 hectares of land reclamation. The development will extend 935m out to sea providing 660m of quay berth to –12m Chart Datum (C.D.) depth serviced by a –8m C.D. channel depth.
The development itself will consist of berthing facilities for general cargo vessels, oil tankers, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and container vessels. A western marina will be formed providing 216 amenity berths. The development will also contain roll on/roll off facilities and berths for naval/research vessels. Also, breakwaters will be constructed as part of the proposed development to provide requisite shelter and craft stability while berthed.
The land reclamation will include for the provision of harbour related sites for the following:
Harbour Management Warehousing
Steel Import Yard
Scrap Metal Yard
Roll on/Roll off Yard
Project Cargos – Ocean Energy Development & Servicing
Biomass Storage and Handling