The final weld


A critical element of the Corrib Natural Gas project was completed ahead of schedule in 2013 when the final weld on the Aughoose to Bellanaboy terminal was made on 14 November. The contractors for the onshore pipeline are Roadbridge and Murphys. Mechanical testing of the pipeline was completed, without incident, in the past week.

Erris scholarship programme to continue for a further two-year cycle


The highly successful Corrib Natural Gas Third-Level Scholarship Programme is to continue for a further two-year cycle, until the end of the construction phase of the project. This was announced by Shell E&P Ireland Limited MD Michael Crothers when he addressed the annual scholars’ function in Carne Golf Club last weekend. The event was attended by scholars, their parents and members of the Scholarship Board.