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Work on the final part of the Corrib gas project commences in Co. Mayo

Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) commenced construction work on the final part of the Corrib gas project today.

This involves building an 8.3km long onshore pipeline, which includes a 4.9km tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay. This last phase of the project is expected to take in excess of two years to complete and represents an investment of several hundred million euro by the Corrib Gas Partners. 

Initially this will involve the setting up of a works compound on lands owned by SEPIL in Aughoose on the south side of Sruwadaccon Bay. Having received the necessary consents for these works and fulfilled the relevant pre-commencement conditions as set out in the An Bord Pleanála planning approval and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources consents (our submissions have been approved by Mayo County Council and DCENR), SEPIL has now started work at Aughoose. 

SEPIL is committed to ensuring that this final construction phase has the least possible impact on the local community. Five full-time community liaison officers are available to deal with queries from local residents. They can be contacted through the Shell office in Belmullet or via a freephone number which has been set up – 1800 201 525.

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