29 November 2022

Regulatory Framework

Port Meridian Energy Limited (PMEL) is planning to develop a gas unloading installation in the East Irish Sea. It is proposed that a permanently moored Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) will be installed around 37 kilometres offshore of the coastline of Fylde, North West England. The FSRU will be moored by means of a submerged unloading buoy system. Once operational, LNG cargo will be pumped to the FSRU via Ship‐to‐Ship Transfer, regasified, and exported via a new pipeline system for entry into the National Grid Gas, National Transmission System (NTS) onshore at Barrow‐in‐Furness in Cumbria.

Onshore elements of the projects have been granted planning permission by the local planning authority (Barrow Borough Council) under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990;

All major offshore permits have been obtained, approved ‘in principle’, or are in the final stages of being obtained.