Last week was exciting for us…
Whilst a number of our engineers and operations staff were in the Hague to kick-off engineering studies into LNG and CO2 thermal integration.
On Tuesday 7th Nov 23, we welcomed visitors from Shell UK, Shell Projects and Technology as well as our Shell Directors and Shell Shareholder Representative. Cederic Cremers, Shell’s Executive Vice President of Global LNG spent the day with us, touring the plant and engaging on Dragon’s forward strategy. Cederic also engaged with our staff at a town hall meeting where we discussed Dragon Performance in 2023 and expectations going into 2024. Dragon’s position as one of the three LNG terminals in the UK has an exciting future, providing energy security for decades to come. Cederic reminded us of the important role we play in Shell’s LNG portfolio in the UK providing a safe, reliable and flexible import terminal for their LNG traders in Shell Centre, London. And he is excited by our strategic north stars, including ongoing work to secure long term capacity agreements as well as decarbonising our operations in partnership with RWE.
In the afternoon, we welcomed Tom Glover, UK Country Chair for RWE and Roland Long, Pembroke Power Station Asset Manager and were kindly hosted by Stephen Edwards and Mike Ryan, from the Port of Milford Haven, on a trip of the Milford Haven Waterway, where we were able to show the decarbonisation opportunities that we have as a cluster.
On Wednesday, we met with a Track 2 cluster to ensure our understanding of our role in end-to-end carbon capture and storage (CCS) was in line with their ambitions to be a cluster able to receive CO2 via ship.
And on Thursday we met with members of the Welsh Senedd to discuss Welsh and UK Government objectives on energy security and ensure we have a business model to invest into, giving industry more certainty that there is a return on up-front investment decarbonisation projects as we help the UK to reduce overall emissions and meet timelines to decarbonise South Wales industry to net zero.
Members of Dragon participated in commemorative services and laying wreaths for our fallen soldiers on Armistice Day in Milford Haven and Neyland communities on Sunday.