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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 project will contribute €6 billion to Ireland’s GDP over its lifecycle and will have created more than 1,000 jobs during the construction phase providing 175 full time jobs on completion.
An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny has paid tribute to the engineering achievements and safety focus of the team building Ireland’s longest tunnel.
The Corrib Natural Gas scholarship programme has been hailed by SEPIL managing director, Michael Crothers, as “the most important community programme we have because it is no less than an investment in the future of Ireland.”
A campaign by Shell E&P Ireland Limited to promote driver safety has been recognised by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) with a Leading Lights Award. The award was presented by Mr Gay Byrne, Chairman RSA, at a function in Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park on Dec 11.
The 9th edition of Science & Technology in Action (STA), an educational resource for science students in secondary schools was launched by the Minister for Research & Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD recently.