Dragon LNG is scheduled to commence a 26-day planned maintenance shutdown at its Waterston site from Monday 17th May 2021.
The 24/7 shutdown will enable Dragon to carry out periodic maintenance and inspection, whilst taking advantage of the opportunity to carry out some small improvement projects in a safe and controlled manner.
In addition to the normal preparations for a shutdown, which started in February 2020, Dragon have been working extensively with Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, Pembrokeshire County Council TTP team and UK Government, including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to align already in place COVID controls in preparation for our additional workforce from 15 key vendors to support a successful event.
During the shutdown, there will be over 140 valve overhauls, approx. 960 COVID-19 LFD | PCR tests carried out by a specialist company and over 200 virtual site safety inductions (enhanced with COVID site controls).
With the works taking place within the site process area, any impact to our community, including noise and dust disturbances is not anticipated. Please do note that flaring will be undertaken during the shutdown.
A Dragon spokesperson said, “Whilst this is a major event at Dragon, the 1st shutdown since 2011, our top priority always is the safety of our team and community”.
Dragon continues to update its’ community and stakeholders on the progress of the work.
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