Delimara Power Station

09 Oct

Din l-Art Helwa requests government to publish Nautical Risk Assessment for gas storage vessel at Marsaxlokk

Press Release 9th October 2014 In December last year, Transport Malta had confirmed that a full nautical risk assessment would be carried out on the proposed gas storage tanker to be berthed at Delimara. A nautical risk assessment studies the possible impacts that the gas storage tanker and its supply ships could have on nautical traffic within this bay, including on recreational...

19 Mar

More on Delimara

by Petra Caruana Dingli One really has to feel genuine sympathy for the residents of Marsaxlokk and Birzebbugia. If you listen to the rising pitch of the gas storage tanker debacle, they either face being choked by air pollution or being blown up by a gas leak. At this rate they may soon all pass out with anxiety. Every day they...

18 Mar

Risk report on Delimara gas power station still withheld from the public and other risk studies still not completed

Press Release 18th March 2014 Din l-Art Helwa questions why the government has still not published a risk analysis report which relates to the Delimara gas storage tanker to be located in Marsaxlokk Bay. Din l-Art Helwa has requested this report by Umberto Maffezzoli from the authorities, but it has not yet been published. This report was commissioned by the Occupational...

10 Mar

Contradictory statements by Enemalta are unacceptable – relocation of Has-Saptan fuelling dolphin in Marsaxlokk bay left out of power station EIA

Press Release 10th March 2014 In the final volume 7 of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the gas-fired power station at Delimara,finalised on 25th February 2014, Enemalta’s consultants confirmed that the Has-Saptan fuelling dolphin will not be relocated as it will not affect the operations of thepower station. This is the reason given as to why the relocation of this dolphin is not considered in the EIA. The Has-Saptan fuelling dolphin...

06 Mar

Delimara Decision scheduled for 24 March on location of gas storage tanker at Delimara is premature says DLH: risk analysis is incomplete

Press Release 5th March 2014 Din l-Art Helwa is concerned that options for the possible locations of the new gas storage tanker at Delimara have not all been assessed in detail. In a long-term project of major national importance, it is expected that all options are seriously assessed but this has not been done. In the race to meet deadlines, the planning authority is now ready to accept the location of...

25 Feb

Hamlet goes to Delimara

by Petra Caruana Dingli In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet discovers that his old friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are carrying a letter with orders against him. He secretly changes the wording and instead they end up delivering a letter with instructions against themselves. Hamlet compares this to having “the engineer hoist with his own petard”. This phrase is still commonly used today to...

19 Feb

‘Is this scaremongering?’, by George Camilleri

I am unconvinced that the reason for mooring the FSU (Floating Storage Unit) for the new power station inside Marsaxlokk Bay is anything but financially and politically expedient. There are going to be five huge LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) storage tanks on top of a ship as long and as wide as three football pitches and as high as...