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Irish Times: Irish firms win Corrib Gas contracts

Published: Aug 29, 2006

Irish construction companies have won contracts valued at 76 million for the construction of the controversial Corrib Gas terminal at Bellamaboy Bridge in north Mayo.

The contracts will cover civil works, structural steel works, mechanical engineering works and electrical and instrumentation.

According to Terry Nolan, deputy managing director of Shell E&P Ireland, the 76 million spend will include an investment of 10 million in Erris and over 14 million in Co Mayo.

PM Group was named as the construction management contractor for the giant terminal project last year. The other winning contracts have been submitted by Mercury Engineering, Roadbridge Limited and SIAC Butler Steel.

Dr Mark Garavan, spokesman for the Shell to Sea group, yesterday said the awarding of contracts was premature in the absence of any agreement regarding a new onshore pipeline route.

Shell had made a commitment to reaching agreement with Rossport residents over a revised pipeline route before proceeding with work on the terminal, Dr Garavan stated.

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