New start date for BP gas sweetening plant in Shetland

by Tom Morton -

Work by contractors Petrofac on constructing BP's new £500m gas sweetening plant at Sullom Voe in Shetland will begin six months later than scheduled, in early 2016. Clearance of the 16 hectare site will begin later this month and BP say the delay will let the company take advantage of improved weather and actually speed up completion.

BP has been looking at rescheduling some capital projects due to the oil price crash.

A BP spokesperson said:

“This helps us to reset the project to better weather windows. That will reduce the project time, which is beneficial and allows us to look at the project again to make sure it is as efficient as it can be. Everyone is looking at capital projects and seeing where we could benefit from slowing down."

Story from The Shetland News here.

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