The Situation: Rescue & Safety Services Needed for a Major Power Plant Overhaul Project

ESB Dublin Bay Power Plant (formerly known as Synergen), is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power generating station consisting of a single shaft configuration with one Alstom GT26B gas turbine, one Stork horizontal flow heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) boiler and a three stage Alstom steam turbine with intermediate reheat. The gas turbine has duel fuel capability and can operate on both Natural Gas and Distillate Oil. The plant was commissioned in 2002 and has been primarily in operation as a base load plant.

A major overhaul of the power plant was undertaken in September 2016. One of the Health and Safety requirements for the project was for 24/7 emergency response cover during the 2 month project. The scope also included the active involvement of the ERT services in the entire safety effort as the numbers of personnel increased from an average of 30 to over 300 personnel onsite. 

The Solution: Chris Mee Group Stand-By ERT Services

ERT Stand-By ServiceOur team have provided a customized ERT Stand-By Service for a variety of industry sectors including State Bodies, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Marine and more. Clients include Henkel, Glanbia, Almac, Atkins Global, The HSA, and Leo Pharma, among others. We also provide advanced Marine STCW and Fire & Rescue Training to many shipping and offshore companies. These clients include Stena Lines, Commissioner of Irish Lights, Kinsale Energy Offshore (formerly Marathon), Shell and many more.

Working with Chris Mee Group

ERT Stand-By ServiceWe supplied an ERT of eight personnel to the Ringsend site working a four-shift cycle for the entire 44-day project. A minimum of two rescue personnel were on site at any one time with more available on call depending on site requirements. The Chris Mee Group rescue personnel carried out task-specific risk assessments for use within the various confined spaces throughout the plant. We also supplemented the fit out of both the Rescue Centre and First Aid room with essential equipment. This included radios, BA sets, harnesses, tripods and a vehicle to carry rescue equipment and speed up response times.

The Chris Mee Group rescue personnel liaised with the local authority emergency services and adapted to their norms of practice at all times. They also carried out evacuation and rescue exercises with the local authority emergency services during the project. The Chris Mee Group personnel were also available to provided relevant safety advice, mentoring and training during the project including: CPR/OFA (Observers/Permit Access), Manual Handling, Confined Space Entry, Working at Height and Safepass training. Chris Mee Group personnel also reviewed fire watches and hot work location, and carried out routine checks of fire points and ventilation systems. With all of these services managed by our team, the two ESBI onsite safety officers were free to focus on managing and coordinating the overall site safety for the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS).

Emergency Response Teams – Stand-By Services For Hire

ERT Stand-By Service

Our service is unique in that we provide clients with Stand-By ERT Services on a contract basis. Our ERT members are full-time professional fire service personnel, who provide Stand-By ERT Services on a contract basis. We provide our services for both marine and land-based projects. We have completed Stand-By ERT Services for clients such as Henkel, Glanbia, Almac, Atkins Global, The HSA and Leo Pharma. Each ERT service is designed to fit the needs of the client and stakeholders.
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