Decision Case Study: United Kingdom, Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay

Macgill, S.M. (1982). Decision Case Study: United Kingdom, Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-82-040

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This report has been prepared in connection with a research project at IIASA designed to analyze and to compare the decision procedures followed in different countries for the siting of liquefied energy gas installations. Four liquefied energy gas facilities worldwide were identified for detailed case study, including Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay in the UK; other sites are in the USA, the Netherlands, and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). There are a number of features that distinguish the Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay developments from these others, including the following:

(1) The substances to be handled at the Mossmorran installations are LPG's and not LNG; individual hazard properties are different and may lead to a different evaluation of hazard consequence.

(2) The installations will represent export rather than import facilities for their host country.

(3) The LPG facilities involved were considered within the decision and approval process as part of a larger package of petrochemical developments, involving an ethylene cracker and possible downstream industries at the same sites. The decision process for the LPG facilities alone cannot be easily separated from the package as a whole; the main objectors to the decision, moreover, emphasized that they regarded ethylene to be the most hazardous of the substances involved.

(4) Site screening was undertaken by Shell and Esso, so that from the perspectives of all other parties, Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay can be considered as a one-site decision process.

(5) The decision and participatory procedures involved are UK-specific.

(6) Processing as well as storage and transshipment facilities are involved.

(7) The installations are currently under construction.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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