Faithful+Gould to safety Liquefied Natural Gas Works Conversion in Wales

Dale Potts
Faithful+Gould has been chosen to provide Health, Safety and Environmental services for the development of a terminal for the importation and storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Waterston, Milford Haven, Wales.

Whessoe and Volker Stevin (WVS) JV appointed Faithful+Gould as project consultants on behalf of their clients Dragon LNG.

The Faithful+Gould team has been awarded both planning supervisor and environmental management roles, in the latter case working alongside an environmental specialist from Atkins’ Bristol office.

The Waterston site was originally a Gulf Oil refinery which operated from the mid 1960’s until 1997, when refining operations ceased. Since then it has been owned and operated by Petroplus Tankstorage (Milford Haven) Ltd, providing storage and other services relating to the oil and energy industry. The new terminal will be constructed on the land adjacent to the existing operational site, which is owned by Petroplus.

The development proposal includes the adaptation of amenities such as the marine docking and unloading facilities, originally built for the import and export of oil industry products. The terminal will operate continuously on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year. Two full containment storage tanks each with a working volume of 154,000m3 will be constructed.

Faithful+Gould’s Graham Tyerman is in charge of overseeing the project. His main responsibility will be carrying out reviews and audits to ensure compliance with current regulations with the project design teams. Compliance audits will continue throughout the programme of works to completion.

Delighted with the appointment which follows on from earlier work on a similar scheme, Mr Tyerman said: "This is a great opportunity for Faithful+Gould. This scheme plays to all our strengths drawing on the experience of staff from our Stockton, Cardiff and Bristol offices. "The project could present challenges as it is located adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), WVS are likely to engage the services of Atkins' environmental specialists to carry out the 'Best Available Technique' (BAT) assessment on the current design to ensure the design complies fully with current environmental requirements.

John Walker, environmental health and safety manager at Whessoe Oil and Gas Ltd, commenting on Faithful+Gould's appointment said: "We were impressed by the work carried out on the Isle of Grain LNG project, and feel certain Faithful+Gould is the right company for the job. "Work is progressing well at the present time and by working closely with our other project partners we are confident that the programme should run smoothly up to project completion in November 2007."