UK’s Dragon LNG restarting plant after maintenance

The UK’s Dragon LNG import terminal in Milford Haven, Wales, is restarting operations after it completed a planned maintenance turnaround.

Dragon LNG, equally owned by energy giant Shell and a unit of infrastructure investment manager Ancala, started the 26-day maintenance shutdown at its Waterston site on May 17.

“Start-up preparations commenced over the weekend and will continue this week, during which time continued flaring will be required,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.

The shutdown enabled Dragon LNG 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,” the terminal operator said.

This marked the first shutdown of the facility since 2011.

Dragon LNG received its first cargo in July 2009. It consists of a jetty, two storage tanks, and regasification facilities with a maximum gas send-out rate to the UK’s transmission system of 7.6 bcm per year.

Shell and Petronas have 50 percent capacity rights at the facility, each. The Malaysian company sold its 50 percent share in the facility to Ancala in 2019, but it kept a long-term throughput agreement with the terminal.

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