DWD advised Centrica in respect of its York Gas Field development in the southern North Sea. The York Field has estimated recoverable gas reserves of around 3 billion cubic metres. The gas field is connected to the Easington Gas Terminal on the North Yorkshire coast by 34 kilometre subsea pipelines. First production from the York Field took place in March 2013. The gas landed is conditioned and processed at the Easington Terminal before being transported to the National Transmission System for distribution around the UK.
DWD prepared the planning application for the onshore works, including the pipeline landfalls and new gas processing plant and equipment within the Terminal. DWD also took a lead role in the discussions with the Local Planning Authority and statutory consultees such as Natural England and the Environment Agency. Planning permission was secured in December 2011. Following the completion of detailed design, DWD obtained a further planning permission for the Terminal works in addition to hazardous substances consent.