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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.
Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) is pleased to confirm that the Corrib field and facilities are now technically ready for start-up.
The highly successful Corrib Natural Gas Third Level Scholarships scheme has once again proved to be very popular with sixty applications being received for the 2014/2015 programme.
Students from St. Brendan’s College in Belmullet took time out from their studies last week to sample life as an engineer on the Corrib Gas Project. Twenty-one students met with engineers from Shell as part of Engineers Week, which aims to celebrate engineering in Ireland and to promote the profession as a career option for students.
Ronan Deasy has been appointed as Managing Director for Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) with effect from 1st February 2015.