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Corrib Gas Development Lambasted By Authors Of British Engineering Report


#Corrib - A prime example of "how not to undertake a development" – that's how a new planning report by British engineers describes the Corrib gas field project off the Mayo coast, according to The Irish Times.

Two of the authors of the report from the British Institution of Civil Engineers say that had Shell and the State agencies responsible for the controversial gas pipeline taken a more democratic approach, the project may have avoided what's known as 'space shuttle syndrome'.

That's a term used to describe when large-scale projects go wrong, reflected in the Corrib situation, the authors allege, in a number of factors not least budget overruns that have cost Irish taxpayers some €600 million – and the conspicuous "conflict with the local community".

Posted Date: 
27 January 2016