FEP'S Plant Investment

Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) will temporarily shut down in April to begin its £140 million investment project. An estimated 300,000 hours of work will be delivered, by over 850 specialist contractors, including introducing the latest technology. As part of the works, FEP will install an advance delevated flare tip, which will reduce noise and vibration.

The man in charge of overseeing the project, Maarten ten Doesschate, commented: “While our operations have always been safe, we know our reliability has not been as good as it can be. This has led us to use our flare too often, which we know frustrates our local communities.

“This investment will improve our reliability by overhauling existing equipment, installing thousands of new parts and introducing the latest versions of the technologies available.” Maarten concluded: “We have a very skilled and knowledgeable team here at FEP who will be joined by over 850specialist contractors. The work has been carefully planned and will be delivered to the highest standard.”