Permit Details

Details of Application

EPA Reg No.S0034-01 RSS Feed About Permit RSS Feeds
Applicant:PSE Kinsale Energy Limited Cork.
Location of Loading:N/A
Location of Disposal Site:The Kinsale Head gas fields are in the Celtic Sea, between approximately 32km and 47km south of the County Cork coastline. The export pipeline extends circa 53km south-south-east from the shoreline at Inch, Co. Cork to the Kinsale Alpha platform. The other facilities include the Bravo platform and an array of pipelines and control umbilicals and subsea infrastructure.
Description of Activity:Kinsale Energy has received consent to decommission the Kinsale Head gas fields and facilities, which are at the end of their productive life. The gas wells are being plugged, the pipelines filled with seawater and the platforms and subsea structures are being removed. The proposed ‘dumping at sea’ activity is to retain in place the redundant gas export pipeline, the in-field gas pipelines, the in-field umbilicals and umbilical contents. In total, circa 92km of subsea steel pipelines, varying in size from 10inch (273mm) to 4inch (610mm), 21km of control umbilicals, varying in diameter from 82mm to 98mm, will be retained in place.
Application Date:21/10/2021
Permit Status:Granted
Permit Expiry Date:N/A

Decision Details

Proposed Decision issued date:N/A
Closing date for objections to Proposed Decision:N/A
Final Decision issued date: 16/02/2023


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