Corrib Gas Pipeline Project


Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline Project

Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. (SEPIL)

Statutory applications including Strategic Infrastructure Development, Foreshore Licence, Section 40 of the Gas Act and Compulsory Acquisition Order.

RPS was responsible for:

Strategic planning advice to SEPIL

Submission of application to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) under the ‘Strategic Infrastructure Act’ including liaison with ABP during the pre-consultation phase

Submission of Compulsory Acquisition Order to ABP

Support to SEPIL on statutory application to the then Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, under the Gas Act (combined with Corrib Offshore Pipeline)

Submission of Foreshore Licence Application to the Department of the Environment (combined with Corrib Offshore Pipeline)

Management of responses to submissions made in respect of each of the statutory processes

Liaison with all relevant statutory bodies and coordination of all statutory submissions

Oral Hearings took place over two 6 week periods in 2009 and 2010. Statutory approvals were finally issued by all relevant bodies in early 2011. 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.