INEOS Forties Pipeline System Media Update 09:00 28/12/2017
INEOS continues to make good progress towards the restart of the Forties Pipeline System.
The repair of the pipeline at Red Moss is now mechanically complete.
All restrictions on the flow of oil and gas from platforms feeding into the pipeline system have been fully lifted. All customers and control rooms have now been informed.
INEOS has partially re-started the Kinneil facility. As soon as the plant is receiving sufficient gas from the North Sea the company will begin restarting further parts of the plant. There is currently increased flaring at the site as we progressively and safely start-up of the gas processing unit.
INEOS will complete this work as quickly as possible but safety is the highest priority.
Based on current estimates the company expects to bring the pipeline and Kinneil progressively back to normal rates around new year.
INEOS has worked with the Emergency Services, relevant authorities and regulators as it has implemented the code compliant repairs on the FPS pipeline. The precautionary safety cordon has been removed and the unclassified CK12 Netherley to Cookney road, which passes close to the site has been re-opened to general traffic by the police.
We apologise to our customers and the local community for the issues that the pipeline closure has created.
INEOS press office: 0131 557 5252
Richard Longden (INEOS) 0041 21 627 7063 or 0041 7996 26123
Mark Killick (Media Zoo) 020 7384 6980 or 07836 634449
Joseph Moss (Media Zoo) 020 7384 6980 or 07769 215374
Andrew McLachlan (Media Zoo) 020 7384 6980 or 07931 377162