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The Mattest Dublin laboratory has recently been awarded the materials testing contract for the new LUAS Cross City Scheme in Dublin. Sisk Steconfer JV are the design and construction contractor for the new 5km light rail line project which runs from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge.
Mattest complete the testing contract on the M3 Clonee – Kells Motorway which is the single longest road project ever to be constructed in Ireland and officially opened in June 2010.
The M3 PPP scheme forms part of the National Primary Route Network, providing a strategic link between Dublin and the north-west region. The new build M3/N3 mainline route is 61km long and replaces an existing single carriageway that was operating at capacity and beyond.
The Main contractor was Eurolink
Mattest (Ireland) Ltd are delighted to announce that they have been awarded with Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) Accreditation for our Dublin and Cork laboratories. Mattest (Ireland) Ltd have made the change from our pervious accreditation provider the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Accreditation Body in the Republic of Ireland.
Mattest have been involved in the analysis and testing for the presence of pyrite since 2007 when it was established that there was a substantial issue in relation to the swelling of floors as a result of the presence of pyrite in the backfill. In 2013 I.S. 398-1:2013 “Reactive pyrite in sub-floor hardcore material – Part 1: Testing and categorization protocol” was published.
Pyrite is a naturally occurring mineral which may be present in sedimentary rock deposits. When pyrite is exposed to oxygen and moisture it oxidises and produces sulphuric acid which then may react with calcium carbonates in the backfill to form gypsum which results in the swelling of the backfill.
Mattest awarded the testing on both the A26 Glarryford to Drones Road and the A31 Magherafelt By-Pass
Main contractor BAM/McCann JV have begun work on the A26 and A31 road contract.
Mattest are delighted to announce their expansion in Dublin to a new location in Unit 2, Northwest Business Park, Dublin 15.
Established in 1991 in Belfast, Mattest followed with the Dublin laboratory being commissioned in 1998, followed by a Cork laboratory in 2001.