Gas Network Management

RPS has over 30 years’ energy experience in the UK and Ireland. We provide energy strategy and advisory services to the public and private sectors. We plan and develop energy infrastructure projects from project planning and feasibility through to detailed design, construction supervision and asset management.

Energy policy has three core objectives: sustainability, security of supply and competitiveness. National and EU policies currently support a low carbon future with increased renewables in parallel with natural gas as the transition fuel up to 2050.

We provide strategic consultancy services to private and public sector clients on how to anticipate and respond to regulatory change. A radical transformation of Europe’s energy system is required to meet climate policy objectives across the electricity system and in terms of transport and heat.

Our energy experts advise our clients on the best ways to deliver challenging complex projects amid the continually evolving political, economic, regulatory and communications framework that surrounds these projects. Many of our projects have won national and international awards.

Key Contacts

PJ Rudden

PJ Rudden   |   Director, Energy & Gas   |   Send Email

PJ Rudden has over 40 years’ experience in the planning, design, procurement and project management of major public infrastructure in energy, waste, transport and environmental projects. He was responsible for setting up the RPS energy, waste, environmental and communications consultancy business in Ireland in the 1990’s and early 00’s. He subsequently led and managed some of the firm’s largest projects including Gas Pipeline to the West, Dublin Waste to Energy Project, Shell Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline and European Green Capital/European Green Leaf projects. Prior to that he led many water and transport projects including North Dublin Drainage Scheme and M1 Dublin Belfast Motorway through Co Louth. He is Chairman of the National Gas Standards Committee for NSAI and served as President of Engineers Ireland from 2011 to 2012.

Ciarán Butler

Ciarán Butler   |   Technical Director, Gas   |   Send Email

Ciarán Butler is a Chartered Engineer and has been with RPS since October 1996. Since then he has been involved in a wide range of feasibility, planning and infrastructure projects. He is experienced with the development of infrastructure projects, in particular gas pipelines, waste management, thermal waste treatment and renewable energy. Ciarán has acted as Project Manager on a wide range of projects for private clients and Bord Gáis Éireann (now Gas Networks Ireland (GNI). He has been RPS Project Manager on the Corrib Onshore Pipeline Project for Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) since 2007 and is currently Project Manager for a range of gas distribution projects for Gas Networks Ireland (GNI).

Brendan Brice

Brendan Brice   |   Technical Director, Gas & Marine   |   Send Email

Brendan is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience. Brendan specialises in design and project management for infrastructure developments in both the Energy (Gas) and Water Services Sectors. He has acted as Project Manager and Lead Technical Consultant to public and private sector clients, both within Ireland and Internationally and has particular experience in the design of estuarine pipeline crossings in both open cut and trenchless technology. Brendan’s varied engineering experience encompasses all stages of the project lifecycle from preliminary engineering design to construction completion, licensing and environmental assessment.