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Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Complexes

Mossmorran is situated near Cowdenbeath, 20km north of Edinburgh. The Mossmorran complex consists of two neighbouring plants: the Fife Natural Gas Liquids (FNGL) Plant operated by Shell U.K. Limited and the Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) operated by ExxonMobil Chemical Limited.

Latest update

Operational update

Date published: 09 February 2024

The following community notice was shared with SEPA on Friday 9th February:

"Further to my communication on Tuesday, I am pleased to advise you that we have now safely completed our planned maintenance and that our site has returned to normal production.

"We have also completed the use of our Enclosed Ground Flare in support of this work.

"I thank you again for your patience and understanding and do hope that this essential work did not cause any disruption to you or the wider community.

"Should you have any question, do please let us know."

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What we have done

We continue to monitor air quality and noise in community locations. Communities around the Mossmorran Complex are now able to see the air quality in their area in close to real time, with the launch of our new monitoring network.

It follows on from community participation in the design of a new air quality monitoring network, and a refreshed online regulatory hub designed to make it easier than ever to find information about our regulation of the Fife Natural Gas Liquids Plant and Fife Ethylene Plant. 

Find out more about our new monitoring network on our air quality monitoring page.

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Concerned about a pollution incident?

You can report it to SEPA online or call 0800 80 70 60