BNTCL embarking on major repair programme

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The Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), in association with its project consultants, will be holding a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss proposed traffic changes and inform residents about the impending repairs to its pipeline.

The company will be embarking on a major repair programme for its Oistins to Terminal and Woodbourne to Terminal pipelines. These repairs are likely to cause some disruption to residents of the Pegwell Boggs, Charnocks, Church Hill and surrounding districts and to motorists using the roads in these areas.

This maintenance work on the pipeline is necessary, following an inspection of the line done, adhering to the standard of the USA Pipe Safety Improvement Act. The primary goal of this repair project is to optimize the remaining life of the pipelines in the safest and most reliable manner.

There may be some areas that need physical reparative work on the pipelines which may require excavation that could result in the inconvenience of delays in traffic in the affected areas, some temporary road closures and/or traffic diversions.

The BNTCL has undertaken this work in order to proactively maintain the highest industry standards and the integrity of the existing infrastructure. It is expected that this work will commence in mid to late February and will continue for a period of five months.

To ensure that the public is informed about this project, BNTCL officials along with Project Consultants, Torque EPM Inc will meet residents in the affected areas and interested persons, to discuss the project.

Meetings will take place on Thursday January 10th from 7 p.m to 8.30 p.m. at the Christ Church Parish Community Centre; on Friday 11th  January from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the Pegwell Community Church and on Saturday January 12th from 9 am to 10.30 am at the Charnocks Pentecostal Church. 

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