RPS was responsible for the project environmental impact statement (EIS) which supported each of the statutory applications made in respect of the Onshore Pipeline.
Our brief included:
Coordination and supervision of environmental surveys and site investigations (onshore and marine)
Management of various environmental specialists
Compilation of a comprehensive EIS for the onshore pipeline in 2008, 2009 and a revised EIS in 2010
Providing Expert Witness statements and support during An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearings in 2009 and 2010 (consideration of alternatives, route development, construction, disposal options for tunnel arisings), community and planning issues, traffic, air quality, noise and vibration, landscape and visual, material assets, soils / geology / geotechnical.
Sruwaddacon Bay is highly scenic and its environs are located within environmentally designated sites (cSAC, pSPA, NHA and Ramsar). RPS managed to complete a comprehensive EIS in a most sensitive eco-system for this major infrastructure development within a very tight timeframe.
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.