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".
PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME UPDATE (29th May 2020)
As a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the planned FPS 2020 Summer Shutdown has been deferred to 2021. Having now consulted with a number of customers and key parties, the updated planned dates for those activities are summarised as follows:
Planned FPS Maintenance (updated 29th May)
GAEL Shutdown: 28th August, 3-5 days - to enable pig removal.
Train 3 TAR: 10-12 weeks, starting 16th August. No impact on throughput expected, but subject to actual customer demand (potential restrictions due to reduced gas handling capacity).
'Mini' FPS outage (28th August for 2 days) - Unity, Forties Charlie, Cruden Bay to enable critical statutory equipment checks.
KLPG / Old Lock Berth Outage: 11 days, 11th September. Impact : no import or export of C3 or C4.
Pipeline / Kinneil (Cruden Bay) entry facilities (3 weeks): commencing 27th May to 16th June. Impact: FPS Shutdown, all FPS users
GAEL Valve Project (32 days): commencing 27th May to 27th June. Impact: GAEL Users
Usual statutory checks (2Q) - Unity, Forties Charlie, Cruden Bay.
KLPG TAR / Old Lock Berth Outage: start date Aug/Sep (tbc), duration 42 days, first outage since start up. Impact : no import or export of C3 or C4.
Trains 1 & 2 Flare System outage (1 day, 3Q). No impact on throughput expected, but subject to actual customer demand (potential restrictions due to reduced gas handling capacity).
Usual statutory checks (1Q, 3Q) - Unity, Forties Charlie, Cruden Bay and KLPG/Old Lock Berth.
No major operational activity impacting customers currently planned in 2022.
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