Dunkettle Interchange, Cork
McDonnell Piling Rig. One of only a handful of large Llamada P105 rigs in Ireland.
The Dunkettle Interchange is located approximately 6 kilometres East of Cork City. The Interchange is at the Intersection of the M8/N8 Road from Dublin to Cork with the N25 Road from Waterford to Cork and with the N40 South Ring Road via the Jack Lynch Tunnel. The Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade objectives are driven by the need to improve operational deficiencies associated with the existing junction layout. McDonnell Piling has been retained to undertake the piling on several parts of the scheme and have utilised the newly purchased Llamada P105 rig to complete the project. Initial works involve the installation of 750mm and 900mm diameter piles to a maximum depth of over 22m. Current works are being completed off-line with minimal impact on road users in the area. McDonnell Piling & Foundations Ltd. have utilised our local knowledge of the ground conditions to ensure the optimum product is delivered to the client.