Our commitment to the local supply chain

Our project will represent up to a £660 million investment in Lancashire – this level of investment would put the project on a similar scale to developments such as the Trafford Centre, the Glasgow M74 extension and the new build Wembley stadium.

More than 2,000 jobs will be created directly and indirectly at the peak of the project, with an average of 850 jobs created during the eight-year construction phase. Independent experts estimate that well over 400 jobs will go to local people in the peak year.

A development of this scale will draw upon the skills and products of a large range of contractors through our supply chain.

Halite is committed to ensuring that, wherever possible, goods and services are procured locally.

The project

Our proposal is for the development of 19 purpose-built caverns in the salt field that lies deep underground at Preesall. The vast majority of our project would not be visible once built, however, a range of above ground infrastructure would be required to include:

• Security and support facility
• Booster pump station
• Wellhead compounds
• Gas compressor compound and sub-station
• Seawater pump station

Three pipelines will also be required as part of the project:

• Seawater pipeline
• Brine discharge pipeline
• Gas interceptor pipeline

Electricity cables would be installed and improvements to the road infrastructure in the area would be needed. The main buildings and pipelines would be constructed over a three-year period, with the cavern creation process taking up to eight years to complete.

Preliminary list of range of goods and services

The list below provides an indication of the types of sub-contracting opportunities that will be required. The list is not exhaustive and is for indicative purposes only:

• Aggregate suppliers
• Air conditioning installers
• Auger boring and pipe jacking
• Bricklayers
• Brownfield site decontamination
• Civil engineers
• Coastal construction
• Concrete pouring
• Construction site building supply and hire
• Construction staff personnel agencies
• Deep digging
• Dewatering
• Electrical engineers
• Environmental consultants
• Equipment hire
• Expediters
• Experienced construction general supervisors/site agents
• Experienced general labourers
• Fencing contractors
• Fitting and installation of industrial valves and pumps
• Groundworks of all types
• Horizontal directional drilling
• Instrumentation engineers
• IT systems engineers and installers
• Mechanical engineers
• Painting specialists
• Pipeline trenchers and installers
• Pipeline welders
• Planning engineers
• Process engineers
• Road layers
• Roofers
• Safety specialists and supervisors
• Security
• Sheet piling
• Shuttering and formwork
• Structural steel erectors
• Surveyors
• Temporary secure warehouse storage
• Vertical drilling
• Welding and fabrication services
• Wheel washing

To register your interest in supplying goods or services to Halite Energy, please email karen.archer@halite.net or call 01772 672244.