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Corrib in Development
During development, the Corrib project was Ireland’s largest construction site. See how 6,000 people worked on delivering some of the most imaginative engineering solutions to bring Corrib gas to market.
2005 - The site for the Bellanaboy Bridge gas terminal prior to construction.
The onshore section of the pipeline being installed at Lenamore
In 2009, the Solitaire pipe laying vessel laid the 83 Kms long offshore section of the Corrib pipeline.
The 4.9km long Corrib Tunnel was excavated under Sruwaddacon Bay using a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) called ‘Fionnuala’. The TBM was 140m long and weighted 500 tonnes.
Paul Hughes (Shell Tunnel Manager) and Holger Joneleit (BAM Civil/Wayss & Freytag JV) with ‘Fionnuala’ having successfully completed the longest tunnel in Ireland and the longest gas tunnel in Europe
Over €1.1 billion was spent with 300+ Irish contractors, sub-contractors and consultancies to build Corrib
The 83 Kms long pipeline from the Corrib gas field, made landfall in Broadhaven Bay.