The US firm behind the proposed Shannon LNG terminal plans to develop a Data Centre Campus that could accommodate up to eight new data centres creating up to 400 new jobs.
New Fortress Energy is to apply for planning permission for a major new 600mw power plant and liquified natural gas terminal on a 600-acre site between Tarbert and Ballylongford.
Planning permission for the project was initially granted in 2008 for a ten-year period.
An Bord Pleanála granted an extension to that permission in 2018 but it was quashed by the High Court in 2019 following an appeal by Friends of the Irish Environment Group.
Last year's Programme for Government ruled out the use of fracked gas; however, it’s reported that New Fortress Energy is confident it can source gas from non-fracked sources.
The project is expected to be met with significant opposition from environmental groups.
New Fortress Energy says the building of the terminal would create 270 construction jobs, 70 long term jobs and up to 400 jobs in the eight data halls.
John Fox of Tarbert Development Association says the area really needs it.