Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline


Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline

Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. (SEPIL)

RPS provided a range of detailed engineering services in the delivery of the project including extensive work on the tunnelling compound.

Detailed design activities required the coordination of a range of engineering disciplines including geotechnical, pavement, traffic, drainage, surface water management and treatment, as well as structural design of complex water retaining structures, buildings, retaining structures and security fencing. There were many environmental, geotechnical, planning and technical constraints that had to be considered during the design. RPS found innovative solutions to these challenges and delivered designs within a very tight programme. Our activities included:

Design of various structures

Civil elements of the pipeline including stone road and temporary sheet piling works

Tunnelling compound including 3D model

Civil elements of Landfall Valve Installation (LVI)

Development of ‘For Construction’ design documentation comprising Scope of Work, Specifications, Schedules of Materials and engineering drawings for issue to SEPIL’s contractor on-site

Surface water management design for all elements

Ongoing design support to SEPIL’s construction team

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.