Ledwood Commences £13m Contract for Europe’s Largest LNG Terminal Expansion
08.02.2023 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

August 2, 2023 [The Pembrokeshire Herald]- PEMBROKE DOCK-based Ledwood Mechanical Engineering has embarked on a significant venture to enhance the capacity of Europe’s largest Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal situated on the Isle of Grain.


This £13 million contract, executed on behalf of a VINCI Joint Venture (EVT), aims to fabricate 300 tonnes of steel and 280 linear meters of pipework, followed by on-site installation and testing, leading to the creation and protection of up to 65 jobs.

The focal point of this ambitious project is the establishment of a 190,000 cubic meters (M3) LNG reservoir as part of the overarching program to expand Europe’s preeminent LNG terminal. The new full containment tank, akin in size to the illustrious Royal Albert Hall in London, will encompass a 9 per cent nickel steel inner tank encased within a pre-stressed concrete outer shell.

Liam Revell, the Commercial Director for Ledwood, shared his thoughts on the project’s magnitude, stating, “Having played a pivotal role in the construction of the UK’s first three LNG import terminals at South Hook, Dragon, and the Isle of Grain, we bring our expertise in project management, manufacture, and installation of pipework, tanks, and mechanical engineering to the LNG sector.”

Grain LNG boasts approximately 1,000,000 cubic meters of LNG storage capacity spread across eight tanks, solidifying its position as the UK’s premier gateway for connecting global LNG to the European energy market. As a world-class facility, it was with great pride that EVT selected Ledwood to spearhead the steel structure installation and piping prefabrication for the new LNG tank, ensuring seamless integration with the existing facility.

Liam Revell further expressed his appreciation for being entrusted with such a critical role, stating, “It’s a real vote of confidence by the industry in our skills and expertise.”

Ledwood Mechanical Engineering stands as an independent company specializing in engineering, fabrication, and construction, with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects across the oil, gas, process, and energy sectors.

The expansion of Europe’s largest LNG terminal signifies a significant milestone in the energy landscape, reinforcing the UK’s position as a key player in the global LNG market. With Ledwood at the helm of this transformative project, the nation can look forward to enhanced energy infrastructure, fostering a more sustainable and secure future for all.


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