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By Zeeco on December 7, 2020

7 Dec., 2020 – STAMFORD, RUTLAND, UK – Zeeco, Inc. announced today that it had been awarded the contract to design and build a new enclosed ground flare (EGF) for ExxonMobil’s Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) at Mossmorran.

Managing Director of Zeeco Europe LTD Nigel Palfreeman said: “Zeeco is extremely proud and pleased to be selected as the supplier of the new enclosed ground flare at Fife Ethylene Plant. The EGF stands at the forefront of the latest advancements in proven flaring technology. Its design differs greatly from the existing elevated and ground flares at Mossmorran in that the flame itself is enclosed and will not be visible. Based on our current estimate, we expect delivery of the unit to FEP in 2022.”

The unit will be designed to operate completely smokelessly without the need for high volumes of steam. Combined, these technologies significantly reduce the light, noise, and vibration sometimes associated with the current flares.

Martin Burrell, plant manager at FEP, said: “The appointment of Zeeco brings our EGF a step closer. Having already reduced the original project timeline by a year, the estimated build schedule could now see the unit safely operational a further twelve months earlier than planned. While we never want to flare, on those occasions when we need to, it will always be safe. Having the best available technology ensures we minimise any potential disturbance to our host communities. It is estimated that at least 98 percent of any required flaring will be safely contained in the new EGF.’’

Darton Zink, President and CEO of Zeeco, said: ‘’We are employing the engineering resources and manufacturing capabilities of our facility here in the UK for this project. Leveraging the full capabilities of our global manufacturing network enables us to promptly deliver a robust system while maintaining the highest quality and safety standards.”


About Zeeco
Founded in 1979, Zeeco has steadily become the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced combustion and environmental solutions. Headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA, Zeeco is a privately held business with more than 1,000 employees and 25+ global locations on virtually every continent. The company has executed 45,000+ projects, including ultra-low-NOx industrial burners, flares, hazardous waste incinerators, vapor control, and ancillary products for the refining, production, petrochemical, LNG, power, pharmaceutical, biogas, and other industries. ZEECO® products are designed to reduce emissions, optimize processing industries, and maximize operating efficiency while meeting all global environmental compliance requirements.

Zeeco also provides comprehensive aftermarket parts, service, and engineered solutions as well as rental equipment. Zeeco’s worldwide headquarters is located on a 250-acre campus which, includes a 100,000 ft2 (9,290 m2 ) manufacturing facility and the world’s largest, industrial-scale research and test facilities. 

About Exxon Mobil
ExxonMobil (XOM), one of the largest publicly traded international energy companies, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world.

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