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2014 News & Media Releases
Read our latest News & Media Releases.
An Artist’s View of Corrib
The construction sites for the Corrib gas project in North Mayo are not where you would expect to find a working artist. For the last eighteen months the painter Richard Hearns, has been working on a series of canvases which was commissioned by Shell E&P Ireland Limited. A selection of his artwork is included in the 2015 Corrib project calendar.
Shell announces that it will provide 132 kilometres of high capacity fibre broadband to the State
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., was in Belmullet, Co. Mayo today to launch Shell’s 2014 Erris Enterprise Week, which provides support and advice to local enterprises and new start-up businesses in Erris and the wider Mayo business community through a series of daily seminars and workshops.
Waste awareness tops agenda at Corrib Gas Project
The promotion of waste management was top of the agenda for employees at one of the largest constructions sites in Ireland last week as Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) held its second annual ‘Waste Awareness Week’ on the Corrib Gas Project.
SEPIL disappointed at decision of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) is disappointed by the decision of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Sligo to return the financial support that they had sought from us.
Corrib wells ready to flow
First Gas from the Corrib Gas Project took another step closer this week following confirmation from Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) that the ‘Ocean Guardian’ drilling rig has successfully completed its work on the ‘P6’ well at the Corrib gas field.
Shell welcomes GSOC investigation report findings
Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) welcomes the findings of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) investigation, which found that there was no substance to the allegations made by OSSL against members of An Garda Síochána with respect to dealings with our company.
Soccer legend thanks Shell for community sports support
World cup fever hit Mayo yesterday as Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) hosted a visit from RTE football pundit, Johnny Giles.
Shell Pro-Am basks in glorious sunshine at Carne
Golfers travelled from far and wide to compete in this year’s Shell Pro-Am at Carne Golf Links, Belmullet. Always a popular event in the golfing calendar, 52 teams took up the challenge at the spectacular Eddie Hackett designed golf-links. The weather held up its part of the bargain and adjectives like “fantastic”, “amazing” and “wonderful” echoed around the clubhouse as golfers retired to the 19th on Sunday evening.
Positive action plan to protect biodiversity on Corrib Gas Project
An action plan for the conservation of habitats and species connected with one of Ireland’s largest infrastructural projects has been published by Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) today.
Shell hosts global "Safety Day" on Corrib Gas Project
Over 600 staff working on the Corrib Gas Project visited a pop-up marketplace and were able to participate in hands-on demonstrations and lively discussions as part of Shell’s global ‘Safety Day’ recently. Representatives from a number of external agencies were on hand to give advice, including the Road Safety Authority on safe driving – which is a key risk for everyone working on the project.
SEPIL response to High Court ruling
Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) welcomes today’s High Court ruling confirming that the Environmental Protection Agency’s amendment to our licence earlier this year successfully brought it into conformity with the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive.
Corrib’s 2014 offshore works programme will boost Donegal jobs
The commencement of this summer’s offshore works programme at the Corrib gas field is providing a welcome boost to Killybegs and has led to increased flights and passangers through Donegal Airport. Shell E&P Ireland Limited will be investing more than €50m on this year’s offshore programme to ensure the Corrib wells are ready to flow gas in 2015.
Longest tunnel in Ireland reaches its destination
The longest tunnel ever built in Ireland has just been completed in Co. Mayo. The 4.9km tunnel, (which is 300m longer than Dublin’s Port Tunnel) has been under construction since January 2013. The tunnel runs under Sruwaddacon Bay, a special area of conservation (SAC) and will house a key onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline. The tunnel will be used to connect the previously laid 83km offshore pipeline from the Corrib Field to the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Processing Terminal.
Work on the Rossport GWS upgrade has commenced
Work has commenced on the €750,000 upgrade of the Rossport Group Water Scheme (RGWS) which is being funded by Shell Exploration & Production (Ireland) Limited (SEPIL).
Shell E&P Ireland’s perspective on “The Pipe” film which was broadcast recently on TV3
‘The Pipe’ which was filmed between 2006 and 2008 is a wonderfully-shot documentary with some fantastic scenery. It tells a compelling human story but unfortunately provides little explanation of the events it chronicles.
Shell wins Transport & Logistics Team of the Year
Shell’s Corrib project in North Mayo has been awarded one of the top accolades at the 2014 annual Irish Logistics and Transport Awards 2014.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits the Aughoose tunnelling site
An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny has paid tribute to the engineering achievements and safety focus of the team building Ireland’s longest tunnel.
Local students visit Corrib as part of Engineers Week
‘Engineering is not just a job; it is a fascinating career that can take you anywhere in the world!’ That was the message from Bellanaboy this week as Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) hosted a group of secondary school students as part of national Engineers Week.
SEPIL support St Vincent De Paul
An urgent appeal has been made to the public by the chairman of the Belmullet St Vincent De Paul Society to continue to support charitable organisations in the work they do to help the less well off in society.