Information about COMAH sites in Northern Ireland

The Public information relates to operational establishments which are subject to the 2015 Regulations because certain dangerous substances are present at or above the qualifying thresholds in the Regulations.

The information tells you about the type of business and the controls in place to minimise the likelihood of a major accident. You may take reassurance from the fact that many COMAH establishments have existed for a number of years and their operators understand the requirements placed on them to operate safely.

Although the substances used or stored at COMAH establishments can be dangerous, the establishments are strictly regulated under the COMAH Regulations 2015 and have to manage their activities in a way which reduce risks to workers and the public. Operators must take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and to limit their consequences for people and the environment. This is achieved through appropriate plant design, process control, mitigation measures and emergency procedures.

In Northern Ireland the regulations are enforced by the Competent Authority which comprises jointly the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

There are two types (tiers) of establishment which are subject to COMAH, known as ‘Upper Tier’ and ‘Lower Tier’ depending on the quantity of dangerous substances they hold. Upper Tier establishments will hold greater quantities of dangerous substances meaning that additional requirements are placed on them by the Regulations.

The table below list the establishments in Northern Ireland subject to the 2015 Regulations and links to the relevant infomation about each site. Follow the link on the site name to access the further information.

Seveso status

Plant name

Operator Owner

Town

County

UPPER TIER

Ballylumford Power Station

EP Ballylumford Limited

Larne

Antrim

UPPER TIER

Kilroot Power Station

EP Kilroot Limited

Carrickfergus

Antrim

UPPER TIER

PUMA Oil Terminal

PUMA Energy Belfast Limited

Belfast

Down

UPPER TIER

Calor LPG Terminal

Calor Gas Norther Ireland Limited

Belfast

Down

UPPER TIER

Cloghan Point Oil Terminal

Cloghan Point (Holdings) Limited

Carrickfergus

Antrim

UPPER TIER

Flogas LPG Terminal

DCC Energy Limited

Belfast

Down

UPPER TIER

Gouldings NI Fertilisers

Gouldings Chemicals Limited

Londonderry

Derry

UPPER TIER

LSS Oil Terminal

LSS Limited

Londonderry

Londonderry

UPPER TIER

Inter Terminals Oil Terminal

Inter Terminals Limited

Belfast

Down

UPPER TIER

Bushmills Distillery

The Old Bushmills Distillery Company Limited

Bushmills

Antrim

Lower tier

BOC Gases Belfast

BOC Gases Limited

Belfast

Antrim

Lower tier

Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier Aerospace Europe Limited

Belfast

Antrim

Lower tier

Brenntag Chemicals

Brenntag UK Limited

Belfast

Down

Lower tier

YARA Fertilisers
(no docs)

Charles Tennant and Company (Northern Ireland) Limited

Belfast

Down

Lower tier

Coolkeeragh Power Station

Coolkeeragh ESB Limited

Maydown

Londonderry

Lower tier

Huhtamaki

Huhtamaki (Lurgan) Limited

Dollingstown

Armagh

Lower tier

Greenfield Fertilisers

Greenfield Fertilisers LTD

Craigavon

Armagh

Lower tier

Kelgar Haulage (LPG)
(no docs)

Kelgar Limited

Dungannon

Tyrone

Lower tier

Moy Park Dungannon

Moy Park Limited

Dungannon

Tyrone

Lower tier

Belgas
(no docs)

Belgas Limited

Belfast

Antrim

Lower tier

Orica Quarry Explosives
(no docs)

Orica Blast & Quarry Surveys Limited

Newtownards

Down

Lower tier

Encirc Glass

Encirc Limited

Derrylin

Fermanagh

Lower tier

TTC

Tennants Textile Colours Limited

Belfast

Down

Lower tier

Valero Oil Terminal
(no docs)

Valero Logistics UK Limited

Belfast

Antrim

Lower tier

UIE

Ulster Industrial Explosives Limited

Carrickfergus

Antrim

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