Coastal & Marine

Our Coastal & Marine offering

Over that last 30 years JCL have become a recognised specialist main contractor in all aspects of the marine and coastal sector.

3rd Party Interface

JCL have standard procedures for early engagement with all third parties with a specific focus on utility providers, statutory undertakers as well as residents and road users. Clear identification of any issues at the earliest stages, along with ongoing interface, ensures that all third party requirements are met.


JCL do not undertake design directly and as such partnership is a key element to all Design & Build projects. We embrace this approach and believe that appointment of the right design or joint venture partner is fundamental if a project is to be successful. We only team with design firms and contractors who have the same guiding principles as JCL.

Design Approach

JCL tender for design and build projects on a selective basis - when we do, we commit whole heartedly to the process, commit substantial resources and look to put our absolute best offering into the tender submission - meeting the Clients requirements and also offering value. We believe that the more complete the design is at tender stage, the more successful the project will be on site.

Remedial Works to West Wharf, Dunmore East Fishery Harbour

Dunmore East Fishery Harbour is located at the South Western extremity of Waterford Harbour. The fishery harbour is located at the south east end of the village and is accessed from the sea through an point at the northern end of the fishery harbour
A number of inspections and reports were carried out on the West Wharf by Consultant Engineers noting ongoing deterioration of the original structure, which was constructed in the 1960’s. The structure consisted of a deck slab 250mm deep with beam sections integrated into the slab.

As a safety measure the DFAM decided to replace the entire deck slab and carry out rigorous remedial works to existing piles. The contract was broken into 3 competitive tenders, JCL winning all 3. In total over 2300 square metres of deck was to be replaced with over 60 piles requiring extensive remedial works.

Victor Smyth

Contracts Director

Victor has a degree in Civil Engineering, awarded by QUB, in 1993. He joined JCL in 1995 and was appointed a Director in 2001. He completed a post graduate Diploma in Project Management in Trinity College in 2015. He acts as Contracts Director and has ultimate responsibility for Health & Safety

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