2nd July 2014, Milford Haven, Wales, UK
Ministerial visit to South Hook LNG
The Minister of State with responsibility for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Mike Penning MP was joined by Preseli Pembrokeshire MP and Under Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb during a recent visit to South Hook LNG.
The Minister was keen to view the Terminal, given its status as a Top Tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) regulated site and a facility so integral to UK energy security. Also present during the visit were senior representatives of the HSE and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
During a tour of the Terminal, the Minister was keen to discuss the regulatory relationship shared between South Hook LNG and HSE Inspectors, as well as the role of the HSE and NRW in their joint regulatory capacity of the Terminal as the Competent Authority.
Of particular interest was South Hook LNG’s approach to safety management and the focus that the Company places on the continual improvement of its safety culture.
"We have a significant responsibility to the safety of this operation, and it is one that we take incredibly seriously" said Director & General Manager of South Hook LNG, Yasser S. Al Jaidah.
"We have been delighted to welcome the Minister to South Hook LNG, demonstrating our continued commitment to the safety performance of the Terminal and the robust legal and regulatory framework that governs our operations."
Speaking of the visit to South Hook LNG, the Minister commented "It's a pleasure to visit what is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals here in Pembrokeshire. The team at South Hook do excellent work to keep Britain powered in a safe and controlled way. "The company's quality safety culture is underscored by their dedication to continual insight and evaluation of safety standards."
Note to the editor:
South Hook LNG is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals. It has a processing capacity of 15.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is capable of delivering up to 21 billion cubic metres (bcm) per annum of gas into the National Transmission System (NTS) – equivalent to around 20% of current UK natural gas needs. South Hook LNG’s shareholders are Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil and Total.
Photo Caption: Tour of South Hook LNG - Minister of State with responsibility for the Health & Safety Executive, Mike Penning MP is joined by local MP and Under Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb, South Hook LNG Director & General Manager Yasser S. Al Jaidah, South Hook LNG Operations Manager Hamad Al Samra, HSE Director of Wales, Midlands and South West Samantha Peace and Inspector of Health & Safety Paul Hopkins
For further information contact:
Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Department, South Hook LNG Tel: 01437 782202/2203 / 07810 161915