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Shell in Ireland
Shell E&P Ireland Limited is the operator of the Corrib gas project, one of the most exciting and challenging engineering developments ever undertaken in Ireland. Ireland currently imports more than 90% of its gas and generates two thirds of its electricity from gas. The Corrib development is strategically important from an energy security perspective, because at peak production, Corrib has the potential to deliver more than 60% of Ireland’s gas needs.
The Corrib development will contribute €6 billion to Ireland’s GDP over its lifecycle. It has sustained an average of 1,250 jobs during the construction phase (2005-2014) and will provide 175 full time jobs for the next 15-20 years.
The official launch of Corrib Natural Gas took place today in Erris today (Monday), with Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) Joe McHugh T.D. performing the official duties.
Natural gas has started to flow from Ireland’s Corrib gas field, marking an important milestone for the country and Shell’s upstream operations.
A group of engineering students from NUI Galway designed and built a car that can travel from Galway to Dublin for just 13 cents. The three-wheeled ‘Geec’ (Galway Energy Efficient Car) runs on battery-electric and is twenty times more economical than a typical car.
The Corrib gas pipeline tunnel in Mayo has won a prestigious award from the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The “Environmental Initiative of the Year” prize was presented at the ITA’s annual conference on 19 November.
As the largest energy infrastructure development ever undertaken in Ireland approaches the finishing line, Shell has launched a campaign to showcase the many benefits that have been delivered by the development of the Corrib gas field.