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Major Milestone At Humberside Gas Terminal

2 April 2015

Costain has achieved the key strategic milestone to allow Freon-free operation of the Perenco Dimlington Gas Terminal near Easington on Humberside.

It has completed Phase 1 of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the environmental upgrade of this major gas terminal, where gas from the North Sea is treated prior to export to the National Transmission System (NTS).

This assures the legislative compliance and continued operation of the facility, which provides a significant element of the UK gas supply. The terminal previously used Freon-based refrigeration to achieve the required gas dew point. However new environmental legislation that bans the use of ozone depleting substances such as Freon made modifications to the terminal necessary.

Contract delivery will continue through 2015 to enhance the terminal’s operational efficiency, flexibility and performance. Building on the success of Costain’s innovative solution, a number of additional offshore and onshore value-adding feasibility studies have been completed for Perenco, Europe’s leading independent oil and gas company, and Perenco partner organisations.

The contract demonstrates the successful progress made in the development of Costain’s offering in complex oil and gas services. It builds upon the innovative Front End Engineering Design (FEED) solution Costain previously delivered for Perenco after the Group’s original appointment in 2012.

Stuart Campbell, Costain Project Director, commented: “The constructive and collaborative approach of Costain in recognising and understanding Perenco’s business drivers was critical to our success. We achieved a highly challenging schedule whilst delivering the promised, substantial, capex benefits.”

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