Gas Pipeline to the West
Bord Gáis Eireann
RPS was appointed to provide detailed design, planning, construction and commissioning supervision of over 300km of 750mm (30"), 85bar gas transmission pipeline.
The Gas Pipeline to the West (pressure 85 bar) was successfully constructed on programme and within budget during the summer of 2002 - one of the wettest summers on record. It now connects Ballough AGI in North Co. Dublin, to Goatisland AGI in Co. Limerick and brought natural gas to towns in Counties Meath, Westmeath, Roscommon, Galway, Clare and Limerick - some of these for the first time.
The pipeline crossed 25km of peatland, 272 roads, 14 railways, 158 rivers (including the River Shannon & estuary twice) and 1 canal. It traversed the property of 1300 landowners in 7 countries. It completes a national gas transmission ring main comprising the Gas Pipeline to the West and the Cork to Dublin Pipeline and it will eventually carry gas from the Corrib Gas Field.