Logistics and transport
During the construction phase we will maximise the use of ship transport to move the larger components that comprise the major elements of the project. This will reduce the burden of road traffic in the neighborhood. A modular design of the manufacturing plants has been chosen, whereby the large components are constructed off-site prior to transportation by ship to the site in Lillo. In this way, we can significantly reduce both the construction time and any local inconvenience that might result from moving these modules using the local road network.
Imports of ethane and propane, the raw materials to be used in the new manufacturing plants are currently supplied by ship and will continue to be so. When the new plants are commissioned and are in operation, the ethylene and propylene they produce will be primarily transported via pipelines: the safest and most ecological method of transport.
Noise – light – odour
During the construction phase of Project ONE we will comply with noise standards at all times. Noise reduction technologies will be employed in the design of the plant to meet stringent Flemish standards.
Once in operation, the use of ground flares will limit visible flare activity. The elevated flares serve primarily as a safety system and would be used during the start up and shut down process of the plants. We anticipate that the modern design and control systems will deliver high reliability and will therefore minimize the need for flaring. Other emissions that could potentially give off an aroma are handled in completely enclosed systems and vapors will be treated or captured.
Protecting nature and biodiversity
It will be necessary to prepare the industrial ground that has become overgrown. The existing vegetation on the industrial site will be removed, under permit, to prepare the ground for construction. In order to protect and relocate biodiversity, we have been working with the port and well-known, trusted, independent organisations responsible for the conservation of nature. This work has included a significant number of measures including the relocation of protected species, creating similar habitats elsewhere in the Port and the preservation of a natural corridor on the site. INEOS will also replant substantial acres of forest in sustainable areas all over Flanders to compensate for the necessary removal of vegetation on the site.