May 3 (Reuters) - Centrica Plc
* Britain’s Centrica will invest 60 million pounds ($78 million) to boost Morecambe Bay gas production, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
* The project to refurbish two 5,000-tonne platforms in the East Irish Sea is expected to start later this month.
* Once complete, the project will unlock up to a further 3 billion cubic feet of gas under the East Irish Sea by simplifying the process required to get it to shore. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.7738 pounds) (Reporting by Nina Chestney; Editing by Susan Fenton)