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People & Progress - Corrib Gas Project
The Corrib gas project is the largest energy infrastructure development ever undertaken in Ireland.
Over the past decade, in excess of 6,000 people from more than 300 Irish companies have worked together to bring the gas ashore. Soon it will be powering Irish homes and businesses.
Read on to discover more about how Corrib has helped many individuals and companies as well as the Erris region to prosper and progress.
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A group of engineering students from NUI Galway designed and built a car that can travel from Galway to Dublin for just 13 cents. The three-wheeled ‘Geec’ (Galway Energy Efficient Car) runs on battery-electric and is twenty times more economical than a typical car.
The Royal Hibernian Academy’s 2012 exhibition, “Seán Keating and the ESB: Enlightenment and Legacy” was the inspiration for the Corrib gas project’s art commission.
When Mercury Engineering, one of Ireland’s leading mechanical and electrical engineering firms won its first contract on the Corrib project back in August of 2006, the company could have no idea what it would mean for it in the long term.
A narrow and little visited river estuary in North Mayo has been the site of some of the most thoughtful environmental management and reinstatement undertaken in Ireland.