Fisher German’s utilities and infrastructure department has taken over full land management and emergency response management of the underground pipeline for the next three years. The firm has over 20 years of experience of managing pipelines, winning the contract through a tendering process.
The contract includes full maintenance and management of the line, including the overhead helicopter patrols as well as providing the first point of contact for landowners, emergency services, councils and other utility providers.
Total UK operates two pipelines in the UK; the 238 km, 10 inch diameter Finaline Subterranean Pipeline, which runs from Immingham Lincolnshire to the Buncefield Fuel Depot in Hemel Hempstead, and the 1.5 km, 12 inch diameter Colnbrook Subterranean Pipeline from Colnbrook to Heathrow Airport.
To accommodate the additional work, Fisher German has expanded its team to include three full time maintenance operators and a contract administrator.