Perenco UK

Bacton and Dimlington Gas Terminals

Since it was founded in 1975, Perenco has diversified to become the leading independent oil and gfas company in Europe, with an onshore and offshore presence in 14 countries. In the North Sea, Perenco is a major operator, processing almost 15% of the UK’s national gas production. A network of more than 2400km of pipeline, 45 offshore platforms and 14 subsea wells connect two onshore terminals at Bacton and Dimlington.

The Challenge

A Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) site supported by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), an environment that requires exacting standards and comprehensive security solutions and practices.

Working in close working partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Police stationed at the sites, Perenco needed a provider that could deliver on these complex and detailed needs for each site.

A level of experience and knowledge is required not just from the onsite security officers, but also from the management and specialists within Dardan to facilitate exercises and liaison with stakeholders for the site.

Our Approach

A comprehensive and rigorous security solution has evolved over the 32 years Dardan has been involved at the Bacton Gas Terminal. The provision is extensive with access control, baggage / vehicle searching, mail screening, drug dog detection and internal patrols to name a few.


Provided in-house and bespoke training to Perenco staff and to security officers around Counter Terrorism, hostile reconnaissance and digital security.

We also work in partnership with local law enforcement, the MOD Police and liaise with our other clients on site to provide a strategic solution.

Our Impact

Dardan Security has supported the site at Bacton since 1988 working in partnership with Perenco, Shell and the Ministry of Defence. A record of quality that led to the awarding of the contract at their Dimlington terminal in 2015.

  • Securing not just both the Bacton and Dimlington but their Norwich office complex, Norwich Airport heliport and courier service.
  • Now an appointed advisor to respond and deliver on any security matter at the terminals.
  • Part of the working group to drive continuous improvement at the sites.