Teeside to Saltend Ethylene Pipeline

Providing full land agency services to BP Chemicals on a 150km gas pipeline

Brief

Bell Ingram were initially approached by BP Chemicals to assist in routing a proposed 150km gas pipeline between Teesside and Humberside in the North East of England. Bell Ingram undertook an initial routing study before working with BP’s pipeline engineers to refine and finalise the route.

Process

Bell Ingram referenced the pipeline route and then prepared consent documents and plans for each landowner and occupier along the route. We then negotiated the landowners’ consents, including obtaining agreement to the acquisition of block valve sites and CP Installations. Bell Ingram also assisted in compulsory rights orders cases and acted as expert witness. Our land agents further assisted BP’s consultants in obtaining access to the pipeline route for site investigation and environmental surveys and prior to construction and we prepared a full record of condition of the whole pipeline corridor.

Outcome

The pipeline was constructed over two years between 1999 and 2000 and affected nearly 300 landowners and tenants throughout the length of this route. Bell Ingram worked closely with BP and their contractors and shared offices during the construction phase, providing land liaison and land drainage consultancy services. On completion of the pipeline construction, Bell Ingram negotiated compensation claims for crop losses and disturbance. The pipeline was successfully constructed on programme and within budget. Bell Ingram continues to work with the new pipeline owner Ineos, to provide crop loss claim and drainage services during the operation of the pipeline.

Article posted on 13/12/2019

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