Our site includes the former ICI brinefield at Preesall where more than 100 historic brinewells, created by the company in the 1800s, are located.
We have developed and are implementing a long-term maintenance programme as a responsible owner of the land. Since 2015 we have invested over £250,000 to safeguard the integrity of the existing wells.
Although we will create new, purpose-built caverns in which to safely store gas, we are committed to the ongoing inspection and maintenance of the existing cavern wellheads in the area.
Our team of experts closely monitor existing caverns and carry out ground level monitoring surveys to ensure they are in the safest possible condition. This work is overseen by the Health & Safety Executive.
Cold snaps in the UK, such as January 2010 and 2011, are putting increasing pressure on UK gas supplies