Safety and Maintenance

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Safety and Maintenance

Safety

ExxonMobil operates within one of the world’s most regulated industries, and we work to the very highest safety and risk management standards across all our facilities - we simply would not be allowed to operate if we did not do it safely. Read about our Global approach here. 

COMAH regulations:

The Mossmorran complex has been a COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) designated facility since the day it opened – this is because the facility processes natural gas.

Monitored by the Health and Safety Executive, it indicates a strictly regulated facility where the operators are required to implement the highest of safety standards.

Read more here: HSE Website 

Safety is a value for us at FEP. We produce ethylene safely. Since the day we began operating we have never experienced a major incident and it is over a quarter of a century since any ExxonMobil team member experienced a lost time injury. 
Martin Burrell

FEP Plant Manager

Maintenance

At just over 35 years old, the Fife Ethylene Plant is one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Europe.

Many petrochemical facilities around the world continue to operate safely at two or even three times the age of FEP. See here a number of plants around the world and when they were commissioned.  

But, just like any complex machinery – be it an aircraft, a ship, a power station or a car – the plant needs servicing, repair and upgrades throughout its life to maintain safety and reliability.

This is why we invest over £20m as well as 850,000 man hours every year on routine maintenance.