Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline


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Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. (SEPIL)

RPS has supported SEPIL in delivering the Corrib Onshore Pipeline from route development stage through to EIS and detailed design stages.

RPS was appointed by SEPIL in 2007 to find a modified route for the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline. This element of the Corrib gas field development will link the Corrib gas field (located over 80km offshore) to the gas terminal at Bellanaboy, Co. Mayo.

Following a lengthy public consultation process managed by RPS, applications were submitted to the various statutory bodies for approval (February 2009). All statutory approvals were granted during Q1, 2011. The approved scheme comprises 8.3km of upstream gas pipeline, approximately 4.9km of which will be installed within a 4.2m diameter segment lined tunnel beneath Sruwaddacon Bay.

RPS was extensively involved in planning, conceptual design, EIS and detailed design elements of the project including design support during construction. 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.