Enterprise Energy Ireland has awarded the three principal contracts in connection with both the onshore and offshore development of the Corrib Gas Field. The total value of the contracts is approximately Euro 360 million, representing a significant proportion of the overall spend on the project.
The contracts relate to sub-sea equipment and installation, and the construction of the onshore terminal. The contracts awarded were:
- Sub-sea Equipment - to ABB Offshore Systems Limited. This contract covers the design, fabrication and supply of the Corrib sub-sea facilities. All equipment will be installed on the seabed and operated remotely from the onshore gas terminal.
- Sub-sea Installation - to Allseas Construction Contractors S.A. whose main sub-contractors are Stolt Offshore Limited (sub-sea construction) and a consortium of Tideway Marine and Offshore Contractors, Pierse Contracting Limited, and Bohlen & Doyen. This contract covers the design, fabrication, supply and installation of the Corrib pipeline and umbilical system.
- Onshore Terminal - to ASI Corrib Joint Venture (a joint venture between AMEC Capital Projects Limited, SIAC Construction Limited and IIF Process Mechanical and Electrical Contractors). This contract covers the design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the Onshore Gas Terminal. The onshore terminal contract is subject to receipt of planning permission from Mayo County Council.
The Corrib gas field was discovered in 1996 and is located approximately 43 miles offshore the West Coast of Ireland in over 1,100 feet of water. Co-venturers in the field are Enterprise Oil as operator with 45 percent; Statoil with 36.5 percent and Marathon with the remaining 18.5 percent.