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Local hero Farrans in water treatment win

CONTRACTS - NORTHERN I RELAND

A TEAM featuring local firm Farrans has won a massive Public Private Partnership to revamp water treatment works in Northern Ireland.

The scheme will start next summer. Construction is due to last two years. The capital cost of the work was originally put at £154 million but the Department for Regional Development said the bidding process had come up with savings of £44 million.

The Farrans team, which includes water firm Kelda and engineer Earth Tech, will rebuild and upgrade a host of water treatment sites across the province.

The water facilities set for the overhaul under the scheme, known as Project Alpha, are at Ballinrees, Castor Bay, Forked Bridge, Dunore Point and Moyola.

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