Fuel sites upgrade

London-based independent fuel-supplier Greenergy Fuels has awarded Cheshire project management company Projen a contract to upgrade two newly acquired sites.


London-based independent fuel supplier Greenergy Fuels has awarded Cheshire project management company Projen a contract to upgrade two newly acquired sites.


Greenergy acquired the Mayflower and Cattedown sites in Plymouth from Conoco Phillips.


Both will be refurbished for environmental requirements in line with recommendations following the Buncefield disaster.


This HSE and Environment Agency-driven upgrade will take place over 18 months, allowing for operations to continue at both of the sites.


The upgrade aims to improve reliability and efficiency and will see the capacity of the sites almost double.


In addition to becoming more environmentally friendly, the sites will increase the supply of fuel to the south west of England, which is historically subject to high prices due to undersupply.


Projen will project manage the upgrade, which includes the demolition of existing storage tanks, the addition of new tanks, a new control system incorporating a new safety system and the installation of new loading racks for increased road transportation.


All fuels will be appropriately blended with biofuels as part of the facility upgrade.