About the Hatton Gas Compressor Upgrade
The two compressors we are replacing will be decommissioned and removed at a later date and will not continue to run.
To create the space we need, we’ll be clearing an area of vegetation ensuring we only remove what is needed. This will be done under the guidance of an ecologist and we’ll leave a screen of trees and bushes in place between the new compressor and the site boundary.
We’ll then build the new gas compressor which has an exhaust stack that is 25m high, 5m higher than the existing compressors and will be surrounded by a noise enclosure building to minimise noise levels.
We’ll plan our work carefully to reduce any impacts on the local community and environment. During the work, our community relations team will be available to answer any questions.
What is happening now?
The new compressor has been approved by Ofgem and East Lindsey District Council has granted National Grid planning permission to do the work.
We will begin work by removing some vegetation to the north of our site. Work will be done under the guidance of an ecologist and we will only remove what is needed, leaving a vegetation screen in place at the site boundary.
To make up for the loss of this vegetation we'll be making improvements elsewhere on the site during the works. In addition, we are speaking with local landowners and nature conservation groups to see how we can support delivering biodiversity enhancement close to the site. We'll identify appropriate measures and enter into binding agreements to deliver these so that local biodiversity achieves an overall gain from the project.
Once the area is cleared we expect construction work to start in the spring and the project to be completed by December 2023.