Media releases 2017

Pipeline repair: status update

We are running to schedule with our time-plan for repairing the pipe, returning the pipeline to service and getting jet fuel delivered into Wiri Oil Services Ltd (WOSL).

Refining NZ - Media Releases  18/9/2017

Pipeline repair: status update

Our pipeline repair activities are making good progress.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  19/9/2017 - pm

Pipeline repair: status update

The pipe repair activities continue to progress well, despite the inclement weather we have had here overnight.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  19/9/2017 - am

Pipeline repair: status update

Good progress has been made overnight and during the day today on the repair to our RAP pipeline. One of four welds has been completed and the first of the two inline stopple plugs is in place. This work has been completed on schedule and to plan.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  20/9/2017 - pm

Pipeline repair: status update

We have made good progress on the repair activities overnight, having now isolated (stoppled) the south side of the pipe leak. The team is preparing to isolate the north side of the leak today. These are the necessary steps before we can cut the pipe.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  20/9/2017 - am

Pipeline repair: status update

Good progress was made overnight and throughout today on the repair to our RAP pipeline. The damaged section of pipeline has been removed and welding of the new 17 metre section is in progress. We expect that this will be completed later tonight.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  21/9/2017 - pm

Pipeline repair: status update

The refinery repair team has made good progress overnight. There remains a long series of individual steps to be completed in order for the schedule to be met.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  21/9/2017 - am

Pipeline repair: status update

Good progress continues to be made on the repair to our RAP pipeline. The welding at both ends of the new section of pipe passed initial inspection yesterday evening. They will now be re-tested later this evening as per procedure (after a 24-hour holding period).

Refining NZ - Media Releases  22/9/2017 - pm

Pipeline repair: status update

The repair team has made good progress overnight. The replacement section has been welded into place and the initial weld inspections have passed. This is an important milestone. The second weld inspection will be carried out tonight.

Refining NZ - Media Releases  22/9/2017 - am

Pipeline repair: status update

The replacement section of pipe has been welded into place and both ends passed the final weld inspection by pipeline certifier Lloyds, late last night. This is a significant milestone.

Refining NZ - Media release  23/9/2017 - am

Refinery prepares to repair damaged pipeline

Refining NZ has confirmed that it is to start repairs on a section of its multi-product fuel pipeline which was shut down following a jet fuel leak last Thursday.

Refining NZ - media statement_pipeline_leak  18/9/2017

Consultation to deliver deeper story on refinery proposal

Refining NZ has started the next round of public consultation about its proposal to bring bigger cargoes of crude to Marsden Point.

Refining NZ - public_consultation  20/3/2017

Resignation of CEO

The New Zealand Refining Company Limited (Refining NZ) announces that the Chief Executive Officer, Sjoerd Post, intends to step down after five years in this role.

Resignation of CEO  27-2/2017