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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.
Shell Ireland is offering work experience between June and September at the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Terminal. The Internship Programme offers paid employment for 8 - 12 weeks during the summer to students of the following disciplines; Engineering, Health & Safety and the Environment. The successful applicants will receive hands on, practical experience in a professional work environment.
Shell Ireland is pleased to announce details of the Irish Language Scholarship Scheme for 2016. Ten scholarships will be provided to attend an Irish language summer course at Coláiste Maigh Eo or Uisce. The scheme is open to students from the four secondary schools in Erris.
The Shell Third Level Scholarship Programme is open for application. There are sixteen scholarships available to Leaving Certificate students from Coláiste Chomain, Ros Dumhan, Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet, St. Brendan’s Secondary College, Belmullet and St. Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross.
On Wednesday 17th February, a test of the emergency blowdown system will take place at the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Terminal.
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.