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Dragon LNG receiving, storing and regasifying terminal (Milford Haven site, Wales, UK)
A 24/7 maintenance plant shutdown was planned for 2021 by Dragon LNG, the first since 2011, to carry out periodic maintenance and inspection successfully, whilst carrying out some small improvement projects in a safe and controlled manner.
DRAGON LNG requested AMPO SERVICE several ad-hoc services to guarantee an optimum performance during the planned shutdown: spare parts management, training services and field engineering services.
AMPO SERVICE and Dragon LNG signed a Master service agreement for the maintenance plant shutdown at Dragon LNG involving the beforehand mentioned ad-hoc services (spare parts management, training services and field engineering services).
The planned maintenance shutdown of the Milford Haven site of Dragon LNG (Wales, UK) was completed safely in June 2021, after a period of approximately one month. Dragon LNG demonstrated that accurate planning was key for a successful plant shutdown. An example of this being Dragon LNG’s request of an individualised follow-up of the existing spare parts several months before the shutdown. In order to optimize spare parts management, AMPO SERVICE technicians completed and prepared several spare part kits for the customer, making easier and faster valve maintenance tasks at site during the shutdown.
In tandem, AMPO also developed a tailored training plan for the Dragon LNG maintenance staff. Due to the covid-19 pandemic the training sessions were held online by several technical webinars, where we showed in detail the technical aspects to be considered during the maintenance of each valve type to guarantee an optimum valve performance together with minimum maintenance costs.
After months of preparation and hard work, the official shutdown day arrived at Milford Haven. A team of six AMPO SERVICE field engineers and a site supervisor landed at Dragon LNG after stringent covid controls, which remained during their 15 day stay at site. AMPO SERVICE technicians actively participated in the maintenance tasks of more than 80 cryogenic ball, gate and check valves up to 30”.