Funding for 61 local organisations

A total of 61 groups in Erris have been awarded grants under the Corrib Natural Gas Local Grants Programme (LGP) January 2009 round of funding. The second round of funding is now open to applications and the closing date is Friday, July 3, 2009.

Artec achieves top standards

Artec Construction, the Erris based facilities management company, continues to set standards of excellence in its operations at the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas terminal.

Belmullet celebrates Comórtas success

Jubilant Belmullet supporters join with team captain David Padden, to celebrate the club’s victory in the Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Championship held over the June bank holiday weekend. GAA president, Christy Cooney presented the trophy to David following their one point win over Donegal club Ardara.

The Comórtas comes to Béal an Mhuirthead

A record number of clubs have registered for the Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2010 competitions, which will be hosted this weekend by Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Béal an Mhuirthead at the club’s new headquarters at Tallagh.

Shell E&P Ireland Limited Shortlisted for CSR Awards

Chambers Ireland has announced the shortlist for the 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) Awards and Shell E&P Ireland Limited (‘SEPIL’) has been nominated in the multinational corporation category for its Driver Safety Awareness Programme for staff and contractors working on the Corrib project.

Erris Scholarship Programme to continue for further three years

The Corrib Gas Partners have announced that the successful Erris Third-Level Scholarship Programme is to continue for a further three-year period. The announcement was made by Shell’s Mayo Area manager, Mark Carrigy, at the annual scholars’ function in Carne Golf Club at the end of January.

Integrity testing commences

A series of vital tests to prove the integrity of the pipework and systems on the Bellanaboy terminal site is planned to commence this weekend, March 5 to 7. The testing will continue, most likely, up to the end of May.

LGP supports 94 organisations in 2009

A total of 94 organisations all over Erris were funded under this year’s Local Grants Programme (LGP), with an overall amount of €350,000 granted in support. There were 123 applications under the two rounds, in January and July.

Mark Carrigy appointed Mayo Area Manager

Pictured is Mark Carrigy, who has assumed the role of Mayo Area Manager with the Corrib gas project. Mark will divide his time between the terminal, where he is the Operations Manager, and the office in Belmullet. A native of Donegal, Mark studied as a mechanical engineer.

Onshore pipeline oral hearing finishes after 19 days

The oral hearing into Shell E&P Ireland Ltd’s (SEPIL’s) application for a modified onshore pipeline route and associated CAOs completed hearing evidence at the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet on Thursday 25 June.

Bellanaboy Operations Team Receive NVQ Awards

A €5 million investment by Shell in the training of operatives for the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Terminal was recognised last week when twenty-five technicians were presented with their Level 3 National Vocational Qualification awards at the Civic Centre in Belmullet.

East-west co-operation earns another first for Corrib

A joint effort between Lowestoft College in the east of England and the Corrib gas team in the west of Ireland created history this year when the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) auditor approved the Corrib Multi-Purpose Dynamic Simulator (MPDS) suite in the Belmullet office as an accredited facility for the training and assessment of Control Room Operators in operating gas plants.

Shell proposes tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay

Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) has responded to An Bord Pleanala’s (ABP) request, delivered in November 2009, to re-route the onshore section of pipeline between the Glengad landfall and the processing plant at Bellanaboy through Sruwaddacon Bay.