Case Study

Company

Greenergy

Location

Plymouth

Industry

Fuels Storage & Distribution

Cost

£22 million

Introduction

In 2007, Greenergy had a strategic aim to increase its Asset base in the UK and gain a foothold in the South West of England. Part of this strategy was to acquire two sites, Mayflower & Cattedown with a view to developing them to meet their long term goals. The facilities at the site included the storage of petroleum products and the blending of Bio Fuels into Unleaded Petrol & Diesel.

The Project Scope

In February 2008, PROjEN were selected to carry out Technical Due Diligence of the site. Following this Due Diligence work, PROjEN were tasked with an ambitious 2 year improvement plan agreed with the HSE and EA to get the sites back in business. PROjEN carried out the initial FEED Study and Costings and following on from this PROjEN were engaged as EPCM Contractor and Process Consultant. All procurement was carried out by PROjEN and project managed against a stage gate process with formal change management and contract commercial controls leading to an ultimate capital investment of £22m.

The Challenge

PROjEN carried out Storage Tank Demolition and New Build (15 tank installation) and refurbishment to applicable codes. The site was also upgraded in line with the post Buncefied/PSLG recommendations.

Health & Safety was at the forefront of PROjEN’s strategy and we recorded 226,667 man hours over a 19 month period. Overall it was a schedule driven project delivered in an ongoing operational environment with an impeccable safety record. PROjEN were flexible enough to design, build and commission in a very dynamic environment resulting in a successfully delivered project. The project was completed with minimal interruptions to Greenergy’s business as they managed to deliver fuel throughout the project.

Outcome

PROjEN were flexible enough to design, build and commission in a very fast moving, ever changing environment resulting in a successfully delivered project overall.

Project Cost

Capital Value £22 million

Timescale

2 years

Client

Greenergy

Benefits

  • The project was completed with minimal interruptions to Greenergy’s business as they managed to deliver fuel throughout the project.
  • Plant operations were significantly simplified
  • The Plant was designed to comply with all applicable legislation
  • The site benefited from an enhanced relationship with the Regulatory Authorities and lower insurance premiums.

Conclusion

This was a crucial infrastructure project being delivered at a time when the fuel storage industry was receiving a huge amount of attention following the buncefield fuel storage incident. It was vital that the project was delivered in an intelligent way, where stakeholder engagement was at the forefront ensuring that the project could be delivered quickly, safely and in line with the developing PSLG recommendations.