An Bord Pleanála has approved the proposed route for the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline in Co. Mayo.
The approved route includes a 4.9km tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay. RPS has been working to reconfigure a new route since being appointed by Shell E&P Ireland Ltd on behalf of the Corrib Partners in 2007.
Since then, RPS has undertaken the planning, engineering, Environmental Impact Statement and the local stakeholder communications on the controversial onshore pipeline between the offshore section and the Gas Terminal at Bellanaboy Bridge. RPS has also undertaken the wayleave negotiations with local landowners and provided key technical witnesses at the An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearings in 2009 and 2010.
It is hoped that SEPIL will commence construction this year 2011.