The Southampton to London Pipeline (SLP) project is replacing 90km of the underground fuel pipeline between Boorley Green, Hampshire and the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.

This is a replacement for the existing aviation fuel pipeline, which has been in place since 1972.
We will inform local communities two months before any works commence in their area.
Once installed, the replacement pipeline will be buried and will be a quiet neighbour.

Construction works to install the replacement pipeline are estimated to take two years between late 2021 and 2023. It is a complex engineering challenge and we’re working hard to keep construction impacts to a minimum. We are working to minimise the time we spend in specific locations within our two-year programme and once the pipeline is buried, it’s a quiet neighbour.

Latest update

We have released a local area specific timeline for installation that we have submitted to the ten planning authorities along the 90km replacement pipeline route, alongside a suite of management documents. Following the thorough examination of our proposals as part of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application, these documents are subject to the approval of the local authorities as per the requirements of our DCO and govern how we conduct installation in their area.

We will also give plenty of notice: a minimum of two months, to local communities and residents before main works start in any area.

Since we are currently progressing detailed design, the timetable may be subject to some additional change as we finalise our plans and work to reduce overall disruption during construction.

On this site you’ll find more about how we’ll install the pipeline, what techniques and technologies we’ll be using. Take a tour of our interactive map to find out installation in your area.

Keeping 100 road tankers off the roads

Based on Esso’s 2015 data for its existing pipeline