Arup provided project management and engineering advice from the early feasibility stages of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal on a 104 hectare site located on the Shannon Estuary in the West of Ireland.
We prepared the site selection report for the proposed terminal, which required good access to deep water to cater for Q-Max LNG tankers and close proximity to gas and electricity transmission infrastructure.
The scope of services included the development of the layout and civil infrastructure for the terminal, all-site investigation and survey work (metocean, geotechnical, archaeological, and environmental), and procurement advice.
Arup prepared the Environmental Impact Statement for the project and managed the planning application, including public hearings and submissions.
In 2008, the project received planning permission under the new Strategic Infrastructure Development legislation, the first private development to do so.
In 2012, the terminal was re-designed to incorporate a 500MW high-efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. Arup also prepared the Environmental Impact Statement and successful planning application for this development.
The project has now moved to front-end design activities and is progressing applications for gas and electricity transmission grid connections and local infrastructure upgrades.