Archive for 2014

18December2014

Shay Murtagh Precast complete Reading Viaduct Contract

The Reading Viaduct Development  superstructure is massive and it has taken 30 weeks to build as pointed out by Project Director for Balfour Beatty Billy Smith in a recent interview with The Rail Engineer. This 2km structure built in such a timeline is a tremendous success and Shay Murtagh Precast are delighted to have been

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05December2014

Specialist Ladder Beams Delivered to Chorley Tunnel

The North West Electrification Programme is tasked with installing overhead line equipment on routes connecting Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Blackpool by the end of 2016. The Chorley tunnel is one of the oldest rail tunnels in the UK and upgrading this tunnel is included in the  4th phase of this programme.

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24November2014

Waterford I.T Students visit Shay Murtagh Precast Concrete Manufacturing Facility

Shay Murtagh Precast welcomed students from Waterford Institute of Technology on Wednesday last, 19th November 2014. The group comprising mainly of students from Construction Management were given a tour of the precast concrete manufacturing facility by MD Ciaran Murtagh and Donal McGovern Tunnel Manager. Shay Murtagh Precast would like to thank the students along with Lecturers

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12November2014

Bridge Beam Manual App Now Available

Bridge Engineers Can Now Take Their Tablets – Shay Murtagh Bridge Beam Manual Now Available for IOS and Android Engineers will now be able to consult Shay Murtagh Precast’s invaluable Bridge Beam Manual on their mobile devices whilst on site or on the move, without needing to return to their offices. This popular and well-used

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09September2014

Liam McGovern Launches Bridge Beam Technical Manual Edition 3

Liam McGovern, Shay Murtagh’s Technical Director, launched the  latest Bridge Beam Technical Manual Edition 3 with BIM at the Infrarail 2014 Exhibition at Earls Court in London earlier this year. In this interview, he stresses that Shay Murtagh Precast is one of very few companies to offer not only a full range of precast concrete

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28July2014

N6 Concession Ltd. – N6 Ballinasloe – Galway Motorway

The Scheme involved the construction of approximately 56km of new dual carriageway, a 7 km link road to the Loughrea bypass, 32 km of side roads and five grade separated junctions. The Scheme extended from Doughiska, east of Galway City to the existing N6 east of Ballinasloe in Co. Roscommon opened to traffic in 2010.

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24July2014

Breakthrough at C310 Thames Tunnel Crossrail

On the 8th of May the last deliveries of tunnel segments left the Shay Murtagh Precast factory for the CROSSRAIL C310 site in London. This concluded just over 3,400 loads delivered to the site over a 2 year period. C310 – is contracted to HOCHTIEF Murphy Joint Venture (HMJV), and in September 2012 HMJV awarded

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15July2014

Garth Brooks Inspired Hard Hats Instead of Stetsons

On Saturday last – July 12th Shay Murtagh Precast hosted a unique charity event. With the excitement around the concerts of country and western star Garth Brooks in Dublin at the end of July, Killucan/Raharney St Vincent De Paul collaborated with Shay Murtagh Precast in doing a different kind of fundraiser.

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03July2014

Amco – Leyburn Bridge (1052) – Precast Box Beams

Precast Box Beams at Leyburn Bridge Shay Murtagh Precast supplied nine 16.4m long precast box beams for Leyburn Bridge deck reconstruction. The beams were 970mm wide by 550mm deep and each weighed 20.5T. The beams were manufactured with skewed ends to accommodate the bridge alignment. A 380mm high by 550mm wide concrete upstand was cast

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