InfraStrata has submitted a grant application for a study of the works required to reverse the gas flow of the Scotland–Northern Ireland Pipeline (SNIP).
The objective of the SNIP Project is to create bi-directional flow for the 24-inch (610 mm), 135 km natural gas pipeline from Islandmagee, Northern Ireland to Twynholm, Scotland.
The project will increase the flexibility of gas markets in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
The grant will be used for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study as part of the SNIP Project, for the purposes of enhancing the Islandmagee Gas Storage Project.
The Islandmagee Gas Storage Project is a proposed salt cavern gas storage facility located on Islandmagee in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
InfraStrata has said that the proposed 500 million m3 natural gas cavern storage facility will provide more than 25 per cent of the UK’s natural gas storage once constructed.
The FEED study will identify technical requirements and design parameters for the SNIP Project, including selection of a contractor; selection of a planning and environmental consultant; FEED study pre-engineering, engineering and planning and environmental activities.
The reversal of the SNIP is planned to be operational by 2025–26.
A decision on the grant application is expected by the end of 2019.
For more information visit the InsfraStrata website.
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