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LUAS Cross City Scheme

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - Luas Cross City Scheme1st March 2016

The Mattest Dublin laboratory have 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.

The €368 million contract which links the exiting Red and Green LUAS lines will provide a superior transport service to the city centre and north Dublin city.

The LUAS Green and Red Lines commenced operations in 2004 and LUAS currently consists of 54 stations and 36.5 kilometres of service track.

Mattest were involved in the enabling works for the project which required the relocating of utilities and the construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge over the River Liffey.

Having previously worked on construction of the previous sections of the LUAS as well as delivering high quality testing contracts for the main contractor, Mattest Dublin were the first choice of the main contractor to provide a quality testing service on the LUAS Cross City project.  The project is expected to be completed and operational by end 2017.

 

M3 Clonee - Kells Motorway 61km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - M3 CLONEE - KELLS MOTORWAY 61KM30th June 2010

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.

Project Features:

  • 51km of motorway from Clonee to Kells
  • 10km dual carriageway Kells to Carnaross
  • 12km link roads
  • 34no. overbridges
  • 29no. underbridges
  • 2no. toll plazas

Construction Facts:

  • 10 million tonnes of clay excavated
  • 7 million tonnes of fill imported
  • 2 million tonnes of stone used in road foundation
  • Over 1 million tonne of macadam used to pave the road surface

Mattest serviced the testing from a dedicated site laboratory which we set up on site in Dunshaughlin, with support offered from the three permanent laboratory facilities in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

 

N21 Castleisland Bypass 5.4km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - N21 Castleisland Bypass 5.4kmMay 2009

Mattest commenced testing in May 2009 on the 5.4km bypass on the western side of Castleisland town linking the N23 Killarney Road to the N21 Limerick Road. The main contractor was BAM Civil. The road was opened on 22nd October 2010.

 

 

 

 

N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet Road Improvement 6.7km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet Road Improvement 6.7km18th July 2011

Mattest have been awarded the construction materials testing service on the N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet Road Improvement Scheme in Co. Cavan which comprises the construction of 6.7km of standard single carriageway by-passing Belturbet town and with a major river crossing of the River Erne. The scheme includes five at grade junctions, realignment of side roads and two major bridge structures.

Main Contractor – Ferrovial Agroman PT McWilliams Ltd JV.

The project commenced in May 2011 and completed in 2014.

 

 

N22 Tralee Bypass 13.5km

August 2011

Mattest are pleased to announce that we have commenced testing for BAM Civil on the N22 Tralee Bypass in August 2011.

The scheme consists of two sections:

An 8.0km Type 2 Dual Carriageway Bypass of Tralee town connecting the N69 Listowel Road with the N70 Killorgan road via the N21 Limerick Roads. This section consists of 5 Roundabouts, 2 road bridges, a railway crossing.

A 5.5km Standard 2 lane access route from the new bypass to the N22 Killarney Road including 3 at-grade junctions and 1 road underbridge.

 

 

N4 Downs Grade Separation

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - N4 Downs Grade SeparationJanuary 2012

Mattest commenced testing in January 2012 for Siac Construction on the N4 Downs Grade Separation at Mullingar. The contract involves the closing off of nine median median openings on the existing dual carriageway and the provision of one grade separated junction to accommodate a junction with the Regional Road R156.

Work is expected to be completed by Q4 2013.

 

 

M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 - J4 4km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 - J4 4km

Mattest have been subcontracted by Siac Construction on the M1 Swords Improvement Scheme. The M1 is having extra lanes added from Drynan (J3) extending as far as the Swords/Donabate interchange at Lissenhall (J4). Motorists travelling to and from Balbriggan, Skerries, Donabate, Rush and Lusk can expect to see their journey time reduced dramatically each way, as they use the M1 to and from the airport and the city centre.

The Swords/Donnabate junction is also being upgraded.

 

 

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LUAS Cross City Scheme

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

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M3 Clonee - Kells Motorway 61km

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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.

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National Accreditation Board

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mattest (Ireland) Ltd Awarded Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) Accreditation.

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Pyrite Testing - Ireland

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mattest have been involved in the analysis and testing for the presence of pyrite since 2007.

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Mattest awarded the testing on By-Pass

Friday, 26 February 2016

Mattest awarded the testing on both the A26 Glarryford to Drones Road and the A31 Magherafelt By-Pass

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Mattest (Ireland) Ltd Expansion

Friday, 26 February 2016

Mattest are delighted to announce their expansion in Dublin to a new location in Unit 2, Northwest Business Park, Dublin 15.

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