Natural gas is to be piped into Longford for the first time following the signing of a €3 million deal with holiday village operators Center Parcs.
The contract with Gas Networks Ireland will provide a secure source of reliable fuel for the €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort being constructed at Newcastle Wood in Ballymahon.
Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby described the gas mains as a “fundamental requirement” for the project. “The significant investment Center Parcs has made in this critical piece of infrastructure will result in a mains gas supply being brought into Co Longford for the first time,” he said.
“I have stated from the very outset of this project that Center Parcs would have a transformative effect on both Co Longford and the wider midlands region and it is now up to all the relevant authorities to make sure that the region makes the most of the huge economic benefits that this pipeline and the Center Parcs development will bring,” he added.