Shell Fife NGL Plant would like to advise that there will be planned maintenance activities on the refrigeration system of Module 1 on 1st September. During the preparation phase of this Module 1 Shutdown, there may be intermittent flaring within a period of 24 hours from 1st to 2nd September.
Most of the evacuated hydrocarbons will be routed to storage and so only residual hydrocarbons will be routed to the flare system, and we will prefer the use of ground flares. This is expected to cause minimal noise and light impact to the local community.
The activities include inspection and maintenance on the main compressor, and maintenance on vessels and pipework that are normally covered in insulation due to operating at cold temperatures.
The same module will be shutdown for five days from 4th to 9th September to carry out maintenance on a control valve. However, this activity is not expected to cause any flaring. The module is expected to return to service by 20th September.