THEIR annual maintenance project will see three days of flaring at the Shell Mossmorran NGL Plant.

The flaring will commence on Saturday morning as the plant's 'turnaround' project gets underway.

The project sees important maintenance work carried out but plant manager Teresa Waddington assured that there would be low intensity flaring from plant's flare stack and it would be intermittent.

Ms Waddington said: "We will use the flare to empty the pipes and vessels on Module 3 which then enables us to complete testing on our safety systems and maintenance on the Module's safety-critical valves.

"The plant preparation will be phased in order to minimise the flaring rates as far as possible".

The plant boss added: "This is a necessary activity that we undertake and represents our ongoing investment to ensure that the plant continues to operate effectively and to high safety standards."