Upgrade at UK Onshore Gas Storage Facility

Upgrade at UK Onshore Gas Storage Facility

Author: ChemistryViews

Yokogawa United Kingdom Ltd., a subsiduary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, has won a multi-million pound contract by SSE Hornsea Ltd. for the upgrade of the underground gas storage facility at Atwick, East Yorkshire, UK.

The Atwick facility is comprised of nine man-made salt cavities 1.8 km underground, giving 325 million m2 of gas storage space, making it one of the largest onshore underground facilities of this type in the UK. Gas is imported to the site and injected into the cavities for storage. When needed, the gas is then withdrawn from the cavities, dried, and exported to the National Transmission System.

The upgrade is part of an SSE project to extend the life of the site and allow its use for both peak shaving and longer term storage by improving control, compression, and metering. To meet the project’s aim to ensure the viability of the asset’s control systems, Yokogawa United Kingdom will supply an integrated control and safety system, together with a metering solution. The order includes the supply and installation of Yokogawa’s flagship Centum VP integrated production control system to control the gas compressors. Also included is the ProSafe RS integrated safety instrumented system, which will contribute to ensuring process safety at the facility.

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