Gas

Sectors

RPS has extensive experience of the gas industry from project planning to commissioning and maintenance.

RPS has been providing services to the natural gas industry for over 30 years. We have worked on both transmission and distribution network projects, including gas pipelines, gas installations, planned network maintenance and the review of existing industry procedures. In addition, we have worked on several subterranean gas storage projects in the UK and Ireland.

Our current gas clients include Shell, ExxonMobil, Statoil, Bord Gais and Scotia Gas Networks.

Our key services to the gas industry are:

Transmission Pipeline Planning Routing & Consents

Gas Distribution Networks Management

Procurement

Environmental Assessment

Gas Storage

Construction Management

Gas Pipeline Services

Stakeholder Communications

Network Maintenance

Case Studies

Corrib Gas Pipeline

Corrib Gas Pipeline Project, Ireland

SHELL E&P Ireland Ltd

RPS was appointed to find a modified route for the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline.

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 & Vormillion – for the rerouting, planning, environmental assessment, permitting and construction management of the onshore pipeline from the landfall point to the reception terminal.

Dublin Metallic Mains Renewal

Dublin Metallic Mains Renewal

Bord Gáis Networks

RPS was appointed by Bord Gáis Networks to provide design services for the identification and replacement of the remaining metallic gas mains and services identified within the greater Dublin Area.

The Dublin Metallic Mains Renewal Programme was initiated to examine locations where Bord Gáis Network's GIS system indicated that there was a possibility of metallic mains still in use in the gas network.

This project was a unique opportunity for RPS to operate within all areas of the Gas Distribution network. It highlights our ability to conduct a large scale quality assurance exercise on an extensive network, addressing any issues arising from such a QA, and presenting the final remediation on a clients IT system.

Gas Pipeline to the West

Gas Pipeline to the West

Bord Gáis Eireann

RPS was appointed to provide detailed design, planning, construction and commissioning supervision of over 300km of 750mm (30"), 85bar gas transmission pipeline.

The Gas Pipeline to the West (pressure 85 bar) 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 1 canal. It traversed the property of 1300 landowners in 7 counties. 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, Milford Haven

ExxonMobil and QatarGas

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.

Mains Risk Prioritisation System

Mains Risk Prioritisation System (MRPS) surveys

Scotia Gas Networks

RPS was appointed to carry out Mains Risk Prioritisation System (MRPS) surveys.

MRPS surveys have a significant role in gathering data that is used to set the replacement criteria that will see the removal of all metallic gas mains that lie close to residential or industrial properties. These surveys ultimately assist in reducing accidents and incidents occurring from the gas networks.

SGN required RPS to carry out a survey of specific pipes within the gas supply network in order to provide them with a complete set of documentation, including updated plans and pipe information. This allowed SGN to identify which metallic gas mains needed to be replaced.

South North Gas Pipeline

South North Gas Pipeline, Milford Haven

ExxonMobil and QatarGas

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. We 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.