Terry became eligible for retirement last March having served 37 years in the oil and gas industry. During his lengthy career, he worked in a variety of roles and led many different teams on projects all over the world.

A native of Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, he returned to Ireland after many years working abroad to become Deputy Managing Director of SEPIL in 2006. He was appointed Managing Director two years later. Announcing his decision to retire, he described his time on the Corrib project as the highlight of his working life. “It has been the most challenging project I have ever worked on, but it has also been the most satisfying of all my jobs,” he said.

He also paid tribute to the efforts of all those with whom he had worked on Corrib.

“I am hugely proud of our many collective achievements on Corrib, none of which would have been possible without the fantastic support I have had from the whole Corrib organisation and from our contractors.

“I would also like to thank the people of Erris for their welcome and support and for the challenges they have raised,” he said.

Terry is looking forward to spending more time with his family and to travelling abroad. Details of his successor will be announced in the coming weeks.