Site preparation for the start of construction works commenced in May 2015, with the clearance of existing structures and the establishment of temporary construction offices and laydown areas.
Construction works commenced in August 2015 and are expected to take less than two years to complete, with the Plant entering commercial operation in mid-2017.
TGP acknowledges that construction works have the potential to disturb local residents, and have therefore implemented a series of mitigation measures to control, reduce, and (where possible) eliminate the impact of construction on the local community. It is of paramount importance to TGP that construction works are undertaken with the utmost consideration to our neighbours at all times and within the constraints set out within the Project’s consents.
A number of these mitigation measures have been agreed with Thurrock Council and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), ensuring that such measures are at the forefront of TGP’s construction strategy.
Such measures include:
- Restrictions on the timing of any construction works which could exceed background noise levels.
- Restriction on the timing of impact pile driving.
- Dampening of ground to reduce dust generation.
- Wheel washing of vehicles as they leave the construction site.
- Establishment of noise, dust and vibration limits at a number of monitoring locations within the local community throughout the construction period.
- Designated routes for delivery vehicles.
- Deliveries to avoid morning and evening peak times wherever possible.