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Carbon Management Services

RPS Group with its energy and environmental experience is unique in being able to provide its clients with broad support in developing their CCS projects.

Carbon Capture and Storage projects require the integration of a number of highly technical skills within an evolving regulatory and commercial environment. RPS has a unique mix of Planning, Environmental, Engineering, Regulatory and Sub-Surface specialisms that combine to assist clients in the effective design and implementation of CSS projects.

Through prior oil and gas field developments, RPS has an enviable reputation in subsurface assessment applicable to the geological sequestration of CO2, and notable experience in the field of CO2-EOR projects. In all cases, high levels of exposure to planning systems, consultation, public inquiry and regulatory compliance are handled by a multi-disciplinary project team. This ensures all aspects are covered, the best possible information gathered and sound analysis made.

Case Studies

Corrib Gas Pipeline Project

Corrib Gas Pipeline Project

Shell E & P Ireland Ltd.

RPS was appointed by Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. (SEPIL) to find a modified route for the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline.

The approved route includes a 4.9km tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay. This element of the Corrib gas field development project will link the Corrib Gas Field (located over 80km offshore) to the Gas Terminal at Bellanaboy, Co. Mayo. The scope of the contract includes a full range of technical services to the Corrib Gas Partners – Shell, Statoil & Vermillion – for the rerouting, planning, environmental assessment, permitting and construction management of the onshore pipeline from the landfall point to the reception terminal. Construction began in July 2011 and was completed in December 2015. The Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline won the Engineers Ireland Outstanding Project of the Year Award in 2016.

Delivery of the Gas Pipeline Network to the West

Delivery of the Gas Pipeline Network to the West

Bord Gáis Eireann

Ireland

RPS was appointed to provide Detailed Design, Planning, Construction and Commissioning Supervision for over 300km of 750mm (30"), 85bar gas transmission pipeline.

The Gas Pipeline to the West was successfully constructed on programme and within budget during the summer of 2002 - one of the wettest summers on record. It now connects Ballough AGI in North Co. Dublin, to Goatisland AGI in Co. Limerick and brought natural gas to towns in Counties Meath, Westmeath, Roscommon, Galway, Clare and Limerick - some of these for the first time. The pipeline crossed 25km of peatland, 272 roads, 14 railways, 158 rivers (including the River Shannon & estuary twice) and one canal. It traversed the property of 1300 landowners in seven countries. It completes a national gas transmission ring main comprising the Gas Pipeline to the West and the Cork to Dublin Pipeline and it will eventually carry gas from the Corrib Gas Field.

LNG Importation Terminal Facility

LNG Importation Terminal Facility

ExxonMobil and QatarGas

South Hook

RPS have played a major role in the planning, construction and delivery of the South Hook LNG Terminal in Milford Haven, the largest in Europe.

RPS advised on the planning and licensing requirements of the project including Hazardous Substances Consents and the need for a Marine Licence from the then MCEU. RPS also conducted all the necessary environmental impact assessments (both terrestrial and marine) and worked with the client in the public consultation stages of the project.

Today, RPS continues to advise the South Hook Terminal Company on planning and environmental matters and has secured a number of planning permissions for the Company in recent years.