Award of EUR65 million contract to BAM/Wayss u Freytag for engineering, procurement and construction of 4.9 km-long, 3.5 m-diameter pipeline tunnel beneath Sruwaddacon Bay in County Mayo, Western Ireland, and installation of 50 cm-diameter gas pipeline, two 25 cm-diameter water lines, and auxiliaries for onshore transmission of gas from Corrib field, 80 km offshore. Contractor will use 4.24 m-diameter slurry shield to install 25 cm-thick steel fibre reinforced segmental lining through quaternary sands, gravel and gneiss. Start shaft underway for TBM launch late-2012 on 15 month-long drive. On completion, annulus between pipes and tunnel will be grouted. More information from David Fretwell at Shell in Dublin, tel +353 16034820, fax +353 16694101, e-mail David.Fretwell@shell.com. Visit www.wf-ingbau.de, www.bam.eu and www.shelltosea.com. 25/12.