The Minister of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, today (Monday 22nd May) was pleased with the Contract Award to commence work to upgrade Terminal 7 at Rosslare Europort.

This upgrade is required for the continuous Brexit infrastructure for Rosslare Europort to ensure compliance with EU Customs Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and the laws on food safety, protecting those who are part of the EU one market.

After a tendering process that was competitive, John Paul Construction have won the contract. Work will begin soon on the site.

Minister Donohoe: “I am delighted that the contract was granted for this important project, and I am delighted that work is now set to start. I’d like to thank John Paul Construction on their winning bid to complete the Rosslare Europort work upgrade.”

“I am grateful to everyone at the Office of Public Works for their efforts in bringing it to the Rosslare construction project through this crucial phase. Also, I’d like to recognize all the different agencies and departments and officials, including those from my Department that have been working closely together with the OPW in achieving this thrilling achievement.”

“The improvements at Rosslare Europort will allow Ireland to comply with the latest demands for checking and controlling for commerce with UK. This development will help Rosslare as well as in the South East by facilitating trade as well as further job creation. I am looking forward to watching what progress is made on the site in the next few months.”

Minister of State in charge of The Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., said: “I welcome the contract that was awarded today. It marks the beginning of the next stage at Rosslare Europort. The OPW is very pleased to be a key element of the federal government’s Brexit infrastructure initiative to get Ireland ready for Brexit before the end of 2020. This announcement today is an excellent instance of how departments within the government are working together to build the necessary infrastructure for a brand new border crossing point as well as improved processing facilities in one of our biggest and largest ports in our country.”

The Minister of Finance, Michael McGrath: “I extremely appreciate that we have been awarded the contract for this vital initiative for South East.” South East. The infrastructure will give us an opportunity to oversee the new arrangements for trade that we have with UK. United Kingdom and will give the Revenue Commissioners the ability to efficiently carry out their customs duties with a state-of-the art and well-fit to use facility.”

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