The Corrib Story

  • 18.5% non-operated interest in the Corrib Gas Field
  • Corrib Gas Field is forecast to supply up to 60% of Ireland's gas at peak supply
  • Vermilion is committed to being a key contributor to Ireland's oil & gas industry

The Corrib gas project is the largest energy infrastructure development ever undertaken in Ireland.

Over the past decade, in excess of 6,000 people from more than 300 Irish companies have worked together to bring the gas ashore. Soon it will be powering Irish homes and businesses. 

Read on to discover more about how Corrib has helped individuals, companies and the Erris region to prosper and progress.

People & Progress

  • Bernie McManamon's Story
    • Bernie McManamon hails from Erris in North Mayo. When she qualified with her degree in civil engineering in 2011, she got a paid internship on the Corrib gas project, located just four kilometres from her home place.  The internship turned into a full-time job. For Bernie, working on Corrib, the biggest energy infrastructure project ever undertaken in Ireland – has been a dream start to her engineering career (watch Video).
  • Cathal Shevlin's Story
    • When Cathal Shevlin from Belmullet set up his company in 1999, he had two employees and a small workshop. Today he employs 37 people from the local area in a 25,000 sq foot factory. He supplies  structural steel to the construction industry all over Ireland and has started exporting to the UK and the Middle East. Cathal says it was the opportunity to work on the Corrib project that set him on his way (watch Video).
  • Liam McGovern's Story
    • Shay Murtagh Precast is a family run business based in Co. Westmeath. In 2011, they started making concrete segments for the 4.9 kms Corrib tunnel in Sruwaddacon Bay.  As a result of their work on Corrib, they subsequently won a much larger contract for the Crossrail tunnel under London, and the company has grown in strength and reach (watch Video).
  • Erris Tourism (by Rina Garrett)
    • In 2008 Erris Tourism, a community based development organization invited Shell Ireland to become a strategic partner. Shell accepted and provided funding to hire two tourism development staff for the region. Over the past six years, the number of tourists visiting Erris has grown significantly. In 2014, Erris was voted as “The Best Place to go Wild in Ireland” (watch Video).

Source:  Shell Ireland

Bellanaboy Terminal