Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline
Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. (SEPIL)
RPS has shown on the Corrib Project how 3D modelling can be effective in the design and development of complex infrastructure projects.
Our application of 3D through Building Information Modelling (BIM) for this project facilitated efficient engagement and communication with SEPIL, specialists and relevant contractors on various aspects of the design. This could only have been achieved within the very tight timescale for design using 3D modelling techniques. The 3D model was also used innovatively for reviewing operational and safety aspects of the compound during the design phase. This resulted in various enhancements, plus a clear understanding of the compound’s complex design within the project team. Design conflicts were identified quickly and addressed long before construction drawings were completed and issued to site.
RPS used 3D BIM modelling to produce various views and photomontages (both for discussion and for planning purposes). A number of 3D animations for presentation purposes were also produced.
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.