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Servelec Controls to develop safety systems for processing gas from Tolmount field

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Centrica Storage has engaged Servelec Controls to help prepare Easington Terminal to process gas from the Tolmount field in the Southern North Sea, a valuable new development which will extend the site’s lifespan by 10 – 15 years.

The Tolmount field development in the Southern North Sea is expected to produce enough gas to supply around 2.5 million homes and is scheduled to come onstream in winter 2020. Centrica Storage has been awarded the contract to process the gas from Tolmount and this will be routed through Easington Terminal via a new pipeline. In order to facilitate the additional gas, modifications must be made to the Easington site and this will include an upgrade and rationalisation of the existing functional safety systems.

Servelec Controls has worked with Centrica Storage for over 20 years and were responsible for installing the existing Emergency Shutdown (ESD) and Fire & Gas Systems (FGS) at Easington. The systems are still functional and supportable in their current form, but now they must be expanded and rationalised in order to alter their functionality, maximise efficiencies and minimise risk.

The Tolmount gas field is a joint venture (JV) between Premier Oil and Dana Petroleum. As well as being a long-standing supplier to Centrica Storage, Servelec Controls has also worked with Premier Oil for over 10 years, supporting their systems and installing numerous safety and control systems across the oil company’s various assets. The systems integrator is also providing real time information system services to Premier Oil for the Tolmount project.

Chris Stones, Sales Director at Servelec Controls, said: “The Tolmount field development is an incredibly important project for the future viability of the UKCS and we are delighted that Centrica Storage Ltd was awarded the contract to receive and process the resulting gas.

“Here at Servelec Controls we pride ourselves on the strong, long-term relationships we develop with our client base and this contract award by Centrica Storage Ltd demonstrates the confidence they have in our ability to deliver such an essential element of the Easington site safety system upgrade. With many years of successful project delivery to Centrica Storage, our collaborative approach will ensure that this contract is delivered on schedule and budget.”

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