Shetland Gas Plant Goes Online

This week saw the opening of the new Shetland Gas Plant. Serving the Laggan and Tormore gas fields, located around 75 miles to the north west of the Shetland isles, it is a part of a £3.5 billion investment by French company Total.

Described as the largest construction project in the UK since the London Olympics, the plant will process up to 500 million cubic feet of gas every day. The two-year construction phase, led by principal contractor Morrison Construction, generated 800 local jobs and will see 70 people employed at the plant full-time.

Throughout construction CET provided a variety of UKAS accredited, on-site and laboratory testing services. Supplying multiple technical teams at any one time, CET were on hand to provide essential testing expertise.

"We have successfully worked with Morrison Construction on various UK mainland projects” explains Jon Champion, CET’s National Operations Manager. “The opportunity to provide testing services on such a high profile project, in such a remote location, was another demonstration of our ability to support our customers, no matter where they work. Our flexibility played a key role in securing this contract, as did our Nuclear Density testing capabilities and licensing".