Athlone-Ballymahon gas pipeline goes to tender

Gas Networks Ireland is seeking tenders to build a new gas pipeline from Athlone to Center Parcs’ project in Ballymahon.

Last November, the government signed a €5-million deal for the project, which will ensure the holiday village has gas when it opens next year.

The construction of the 21km pipeline will allow for further extensions of the pipeline to Longford in the near future and has the potential to be extended to other local towns.

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Environment Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the start of the tender process.