CORRIB TUNNEL

LOCATION

SRUWADDACON BAY, CO. MAYO
IRELAND

CLIENT

AGL / BAM

Project Description

The tunnel is part of the Corrib Gas Pipe- line project, the onshore element of the pipeline link between the Corrib offshore natural gas field and the onshore gas processing terminal at Bellanaboy Bridge. The tunnel is required to take the pipeline across Sruwaddacon Bay. It will be the longest tunnel of it's kind in Europe, at 4.9km.

Services Provided:

  • Temporary works - structural design and detailing, including:
  • Structural support system for the deep (up to 11m) start and reception shafts for the tunnel , including:
  • RC waling/capping beams, steel props, RC propping slabs
  • Structural support system for access ramp cofferdam into start shaft, including:
  • Steel waling beams; RC propping slab
  • Foundations for site installations including gantry crane and contain- ment tanks for tunneling fluids
  • Site inspections