Published on February 4th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin North Runway Photos

Roadbridge, one of the main contractors involved in the construction of the North Runway at Dublin Airport have released some fantastic photos outlining progress on the project. The first two photos below were taken in February 2019 and the last photo and the main photo above were taken in November.

This key piece of national infrastructure includes the construction of a 3,110m runway approximately 1.69km north of the existing main runway, within the existing Dublin Airport landbank.

Roadbridge involvement with the project began in December 2016 when they were awarded the North Runway Construction Package 1 (NRCP1) enabling works contract, prior to being awarded the main works contract (NRCP2) in September 2018 with the runway scheduled to be completed in 2021. The main construction package is a joint venture comprising of Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC)

The project is critical to boost Ireland’s air connectivity, which is vital for economic growth. Key project statistics to date include:

  • 409,369 manhours worked
  • 19,550m of drainage laid
  • 32,801m3 Dry Lean Concrete (DLC) subbase laid
  • 13,347m3 Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) laid
  • 240 workers onsite
  • 133 items of plant onsite
  • 25,000m of ducting laid
February 2019
February 2019
November 2019

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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