BPA kicks off the Buncefield Rebuild Project

March 2013
On 27th March 2013 British Pipeline Agency Limited (BPA) began one of its biggest projects in 30 years – Buncefield Aviation Storage Terminal Rebuild Project, after its destruction in the 2005 fire. Following BPA’s successful completion of the Front End Engineering Design, in 2013 BPA were instructed by West London Pipeline and Storage (WLPS) and United Kingdom Oil Pipelines Limited (UKOP) to proceed with the full reconstruction project. The project involves the detail design and construction of 8 tanks totalling some 65,000m3 of fuel storage and all associated pumping terminal and control facilities. Amec have been appointed as main Works Contractor and the work is scheduled for completion in 3 years. Peter Davis, BPA Director and General Manager, said: “Today marks the beginning of one of the largest projects undertaken by BPA in recent years. The new facilities will be built to the highest safety and environmental standards and will re-instate Buncefield Terminal to its strategic role of supplying aviation fuel to Heathrow and Gatwick airports”.

Buncefield Rebuild