HSE investigation “satisfied” with Forties Pipeline repairs

An aerial view of work to repair the Forties Pipeline.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirms that inspectors looking into the Forties Pipeline System were “satisfied” with repair work carried out as the system becomes fully operational.

Following the declaration of the Force Majeure by operator Ineos on 13 December, HSE announced that it would be undertaking an investigation into the crack that shutdown the Forties pipeline.

HSE confirmed today that its inspectors investigating the pipeline have carried out assessments at “key stages” of the initial repair work.

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