MAINTENANCE

Maintenance


This summary of maintenance events that are disclosed on this page are primarily those that could impact the operation of FPS Customers and in addition may have the potential to significantly affect the prices of certain "wholesale energy products".

Update : Notice of Unplanned Outage 7th July 2019

Date Information Published Event Date Expected Duration of Outage Available Capacity in terms of Pipeline Throughput Comments
11 July 2019 07 July 2019 From: 12:33 07 July 2019 to 15:25 11 July 2019 Unrestricted

Operational issue resolved.

11 July 2019 07 July 2019 From: 12:33 07 July 2019 to 23:59 11 July 2019 190000 bbls

Unplanned outage affecting availability of capacity for FPS throughput.  Operational issue concerning main heater on Train 3 at Kinneil.

09 July 2019 07 July 2019 From: 12:33 07 July 2019 to 12:00 12 July 2019 190000 bbls

Unplanned outage affecting availability of capacity for FPS throughput.  Operational issue concerning main heater on Train 3 at Kinneil.

08 July 2019 07 July 2019 From: 12:33 07/07/19 to 23:59 10/07/19 190000 bbls

Unplanned outage affecting availability of capacity for FPS throughput.  Operational issue concerning main heater on Train 3 at Kinneil.

07 July 2019 07 July 2019 From: 12:00 07/07/19 to 12:00 09/07/19 150000 bbls

Unplanned outage affecting availability of capacity for FPS throughput.  Operational issue concerning main heater on Train 3 at Kinneil.

 

Further update to follow during 08/07/19.

2020 Shutdown

The shutdown that will take place in mid June 2020, and will last for 3 weeks, is required to carry out essential maintenance and upgrades to the system.  This is part of a co-ordinated plan by INEOS to invest £500 million pounds on the Forties Pipeline System so that it remains safe and reliable to 2040 and beyond.  FPS has been giving notice of this system shutdown for several years.

Planned FPS maintenance (updated 27th May 2019)

2019

C4 HG Treaters : 11 days, starting 3rd June.  Impact : potential restriction to manage C4 delivery.

Train 3 TAR Outage (part 1): 5 weeks starting 5th August.  Impact on throughput subject to actual customer demand.  Potential restrictions due to reduced gas handling capacity.

Unity (1st August) and Forties Charlie (9th August) ESDV closure tests, 1 day.  Impact : Shutdown for Unity and Forties Users.

Usual statutory checks and GAEL pig removal - June and August, 3-4 days.  Impact : GAEL Users.

KLPG / Old Lock Berth Outage : 11 days, 7th - 17th June.  Impact : no import or export of C3 or C4. 

 

2020

Train 3 TAR (part 2): 10-12 weeks, starting 15th March.  Impact on throughput subject to actual customer demand.  Potential restrictions due to reduced gas handling capacity.

Pipeline / Kinneil entry facilities (3 weeks): 16th June.  Impact : All FPS Users.

GAEL Pig receiver valves replacement (<55 days, shorter duration being worked), 16th June.  Impact : GAEL Users.

Usual statutory checks (1Q, 3Q) - Unity, Forties Charlie, Cruden Bay.

KLPG / Old Lock Berth Outage: 11 days, 3Q.  Impact : no import or export of C3 or C4.

 

2021

Usual statutory checks (1Q, 3Q) - Unity, Forties Charlie, Cruden Bay.

KLPG TAR / Old Lock Berth Outage: start date 3Q, duration tbc, first outage since start up.  Impact : no import or export of C3 or C4.

 

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