- Proposed 500mcm (18 bcf) fast‐acting salt cavern gas storage facility
- Project is strategically important for island of Ireland & GB; granted Project of Common Interest status by EU in October 2013
- Recent events have highlighted the importance of securing energy supplies
- Facility will also help to meet the greater short‐term demands placed on the gas network to support increased intermittent renewable generation
- Planning permission for the above ground facilities granted in October 2012
- HM Treasury stated in October 2013 that the project is eligible for the £40bn UK Guarantee Scheme
- The drilling of a salt core well, Islandmagee-1, and engineering studies were undertaken in May 2015 (50% funded by EU)
- Click here to download a copy of the latest news release about the project
- Visit the project website to find out more about the project
The Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) and Insitu Downhole Testing programme for the Islandmagee gas storage project is co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility.
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