The Teesside Gas Processing Plant (TGPP) is located at Seal Sands on Teesside in northeast England. The plant processes gas from the UK Central North Sea and from the northern part of the Southern Gas Basin for a number of large multi-national oil and gas companies and has the capability to process up to 6% of UK demand for natural gas.
TGPP is a highly efficient and flexible gas processing plant which has, since construction, been operated and managed to world class standards by the same highly motivated and proficient team. The plant consists of two gas processing trains with a combined capacity to process up to 675 million cubic feet of gas per day. Operational reliability since start-up has been in excess of 99.5% and the plant has an exemplary safety record.
The Teesside region is one of the largest chemical and industrial regions in Europe. Once dominated by ICI group companies, the region is now home to a diverse number of businesses centred on three main areas, Wilton, Billingham and North Tees. An extensive network of pipelines and utility services connect the areas creating an infrastructure that continues to attract petrochemical and energy intensive businesses to the region.
TGPP is located right in the heart of the region in the North Tees area together with the ConocoPhillips operated Norsea oil processing terminal, the bp Operated CATS terminal and a number of other major hydrocarbon processing industries including an aromatics facility operated by Sabic. The Wilton Site, now managed by Sembcorp, has a number of resident process plants including the Sabic hydrocarbon cracking facility. Billingham is home to a number of businesses including the Growhow agrichemicals plant.
Gas from the Central North Sea is transported to TGPP via the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) offshore pipeline system.
TGPP also processes gas from the Ineos operated Breagh field in the Southern North Sea and controls the day-to-day operations of the normally unmanned offshore platform and pipeline on behalf of the operator. Gas is transported to reception and processing facilities at TGPP via a recently constructed 110 km pipeline from the Breagh Alpha platform.