Operation, Maintenance and Management Services for the Colnbrook Rail Terminal and Colnbrook Pipeline

The Colnbrook Rail Terminal incorporates a rail offloading facility and a 1.9km 12” pipeline feeding the Northern Fuel Receipt Facility at London Heathrow Airport. The terminal receives Jet A-1 product by freight train from oil refineries. The fuel is then transported onwards to Heathrow’s Northern Fuel Receipt Facility via the Colnbrook Pipeline for which BPA are the Statutory Operator duty holders under Pipeline Safety Regulations (PSR).

BPA is responsible for:
• railcar receipt, management and off -loading
• receipt and dispatch of fuel
• fuel sampling
• stock control and administration associated with fuel receipt
and dispatch
• instrumentation inspection and calibration services
• inspection and maintenance regime for the site facilities
including pump and switchgear
• general site maintenance
• management of the pipeline integrity through inspection
and mai ntenancev
• lands management – including ground level surveillance,
landowner liaison and management of third party works, in
the densely populated surroundings of the airport.
• cathodic protection (CP) system management through routine
monitoring and periodic surveys
• participation in the Linewatch and Linesearch schemes
• engineering services, capital and maintenance project delivery
• 24/7 365 day emergency response facility via BPA’s

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