Consultancy Services for Oil Terminal
Phillips Bantry Terminal
Byrne Ó Cléirigh are environmental consultants
to Conoco Phillips Bantry Terminal. Bantry Terminal operates an
oil storage terminal on Whiddy Island, Co Cork.
The terminal was constructed in the 1960s by Gulf
Oil and it has a nominal storage capacity for 1.3
M m3 of crude oil. Ownership of the
terminal was transferred to the Irish Government
in 1986. In 2001 it returned to privatre ownership and today it is used for the long term
storage of crude oil and other petroleum products.
Byrne Ó Cléirigh were originally appointed as
consultants to the terminal in the 1990s to help obtain
the various permits and licences required for
their operations and to assist Bantry Terminal in complying
with the requirements imposed by those consents.
We acted as advisors to Bantry Terminal in their negotiations
for a Foreshore Lease with the Department of the
Marine and Natural Resources and assisted them in
complying with the conditions set out in their
Lease and in their Planning Permission. We
continue to advise them on the regulatory
implications of any proposed changes at the site.
Byrne Ó Cléirigh prepared Bantry Terminal's application for
their Trade Effluent Licence and later, when the
site came under the auspices of the EPA Act, we
prepared their application for an Integrated
Pollution Control (IPC) Licence. As part of the
ongoing work to manitain compliance with the IPC
Licence, our work with Bantry Terminals has included:
of an Environmental Management Programme for the Terminal;
of Annual Environmental Reports;
on fugitive emissions;
of a Landfill Operational Plan for the site;
Environmental Liabilities Risk Assessment;
II Compliance Project.
Ó Cléirigh worked with Bantry Terminal to combine the
various regulatory and licensing requirements
into a comprehensive Environmental Monitoring
Programme for Bantry Bay covering water column,
mussels and sediments. We assisted Bantry Terminal in
establishing the Bantry Bay Environmental
Monitoring Group (EMG). Membership of this group
includes representatives from Byrne Ó Cléirigh, Bantry
Terminal, local fishfarmers and Regulatory Authorities.