Halite – Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility – Lancashire - Project Profile
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The Halite Energy Group Ltd (Halite), previously known as Canatxx is planing to undertake the construction of Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility project in Lancashire on the Irish Sea coast, the UK.
The project involves the construction of a gas storage facility with a total storage capacity of 900 million standard cubic meters of natural gas comprising 600 million cubic meters of working gas.
It includes the construction of natural gas liquids plant, 19 underground purpose-built caverns, gas storage facilities, gas processing facilities, storage tanks, the installation of fire extinguishers, and the laying of pipelines.
The Preesall site will be connected to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) unloading and regasification terminal in Amlwch, from which the gas is supplied to the Presall. The connection will be made through a 112.6km subsea pipeline.
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP has been appointed as legal adviser, Barton Willmore and Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Ltd (NLP) as planner, Hyder Consulting as environmental consultant, Costain Energy & Process Ltd as engineering design contractor, Mott MacDonald as geotechnical consultant, Baker Hughes as drilling consultant, Atkins as technical adviser and Long O Donnell Associates Ltd as PMC contractor.
The planning application was first rejected by the Lancashire County Council in late 2007 and was resubmitted in second quarter of 2009. The application was again rejected in early 2010.
The company has submitted modified scheme to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), as required by the Planning Act 2008.
On April 9, 2013, planning application was rejected because of a failure to provide comprehensive geological data.
Halite submitted an application for a Development Consent Order to the Infrastructure Planning Commission to construct and operate the project.
In July 2015, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) granted approval.
On December 21, 2015, the Secretary of State for DECC issued a correction order and correction notice to the order issued on July 17, 2015.
Arcadis has been appointed as design consultant.
On July 28, 2016, Development Consent Order (DCO) was refused by the high court.
Planning activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of a gas storage facility with a total storage capacity of 900 million standard cubic meters of natural gas in Lancashire on the Irish Sea coast, the UK.
The US$1,200 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 19 underground purpose-built caverns
2. Construction of gas processing facilities
3. Construction of natural gas liquids plant
4. Construction of gas storage facilities
5. Construction of storage tanks
6. Installation of the fire extinguishers
7. Laying of the pipeline
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