Corrib Gas pipeline will provide 60pc of Irish need, says Shell boss
THE companies behind the Corrib Gas project are to invest another €800m to bring it to completion between now and late 2014 - and create 700 jobs, and a further 750 indirect jobs, in the process.
And Shell E&P Ireland claims that when completed the project will supply 60pc of Ireland's gas needs.
The controversial project has been under construction for eight years and protesters have dogged the project every step of the way.
But the company says that is now ready to make further investment and "continued high levels of employment" in northwest Mayo.
Michael Crothers, Managing Director of Shell E&P Ireland, confirmed that it will spend another €800m on completing the project by late 2014.
The sea bed wells and pipeline are complete and the terminal is almost ready.
The final phase of work will focus on connecting the deep sea pipe to the terminal via a second pipeline to be contained in a tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay.