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Decommissioning of certain facilities within the Kinsale Head Petroleum Lease area

The Minister has received an application from PSE Kinsale Energy for the decommissioning of certain facilities of the Kinsale Head gas fields. This application covers the removal of the Kinsale Alpha and Kinsale Bravo platform sub-structures (jackets) and all associated works.

The Minister has previously consented to the plugging and abandoning of wells and the removal of the two platform topsides structures. A further application will be made in due course which will encompass all remaining structures in the gas fields, namely the pipelines and umbilicals. Details of the application are contained in the decommissioning plan below. Consent has been sought for approval of an addendum to the Plan of Development for the gas fields, in accordance with Section 13 and 13A of the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act 1960, as amended and also to alter and remove certain facilities from a designated area under Section 5(2) of the Continental Shelf Act 1960, as amended. The applications are accompanied by Environmental Impact Assessment Report and an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report. These reports cover the environmental impacts of the entire decommissioning of the facilities.

This application was posted on the Department's website on 12 August 2019 and the public are invited to make submissions in relation to this application up to the close of business 13 September, 2019.

Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.

A decision on the application, once made, will be posted on this webpage and will be posted in a national newspaper.

Please note that the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and AA Screening Report are split into several files:

 

EIAR

EIAR Volume 1

EIAR Volume 2: Part 1; Part 2: Part 3

EIAR Volume 3: Part 1; Part 2

EIAR Addendum

 

AA Screening Report

AA Screening Report

AA Addendum

Consultation Documents

 

 

PSE AA Screening for Kinsale Area Decommissioning Projecthttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/PSE_AA_Screening_for_Kinsale_Area_Decommissioning_Project.pdfPSE AA Screening for Kinsale Area Decommissioning Project11/08/2019 23:00:00pdf3009891
Application Cover Letter – Kinsale Head No2https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/PSE_Application_Cover_Letter–Kinsale_Head_No2.pdfApplication Cover Letter – Kinsale Head No211/08/2019 23:00:00pdf1219483
PSE Kinsale AA Screening Report Addendumhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/PSE_Kinsale_AA_Screening_Report_Addendum.pdfPSE Kinsale AA Screening Report Addendum11/08/2019 23:00:00pdf1672519
Decommissioning Plan_Kinsale Head No2https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/PSE_Kinsale_Decommissioning_Plan_Kinsale_Head_No2.pdfDecommissioning Plan_Kinsale Head No211/08/2019 23:00:00pdf5174269
EIAR PSE Kinsale Addendumhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/PSE_Kinsale_EIAR_Addendum.pdfEIAR PSE Kinsale Addendum11/08/2019 23:00:00pdf4393556
EIAR Volume 1 PSE Kinsale NTShttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/Volume_1_PSE_Kinsale_EIAR_NTS.pdfEIAR Volume 1 PSE Kinsale NTS11/08/2019 23:00:00pdf3405814
EIAR Volume 2 Part 1 PSE Kinsale Main Text Section 1-3https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/Volume_2_Part_1_PSE_Kinsale_EIAR_Main_Text_Section_1-3.pdfEIAR Volume 2 Part 1 PSE Kinsale Main Text Section 1-311/08/2019 23:00:00pdf4940959
EIAR Volume 2 Part 2 PSE Kinsale Main Text Section 4-5https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/Volume_2_Part_2_PSE_Kinsale_EIAR_Main_Text_Section_4-5.pdfEIAR Volume 2 Part 2 PSE Kinsale Main Text Section 4-511/08/2019 23:00:00pdf4410354
EIAR Volume 2 Part 3 PSE Kinsale Main Text Section 6-9https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/Volume_2_Part_3_PSE_Kinsale_EIAR_Main_Text_Section_6-9.pdfEIAR Volume 2 Part 3 PSE Kinsale Main Text Section 6-911/08/2019 23:00:00pdf1537797
EIAR Volume 3 Part 1 PSE Kinsale Appendiceshttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/29/consultations/Volume_3_Part_1_PSE_Kinsale_EIAR_Appendices.pdfEIAR Volume 3 Part 1 PSE Kinsale Appendices11/08/2019 23:00:00pdf3471553

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