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Safety Excellence

Alkion Terminal Vado Ligure

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Established in 2016 as a new independent tank terminal operator, Alkion Terminals has created a strong network of tank terminals that perform a primary role in the hydrocarbon downstream and other liquid bulk logistics value chain. Today Alkion owns and operates 10 terminals in 5 countries with a tank capacity of around 1,4 million m3. Alkion Terminal Vado Ligure (ATVL) is located in a strategic seafront site near Genoa, in the north of Italy, including 25 tanks with a total storage capacity of 230.000 m3, truck loading bays and a jetty suitable for tankers up to 25,000 MT DWT. ATVL is certified ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The jetty of 690 m length, built on concrete piles, girders and loading platforms, was constructed in the 60’s and is periodically subject to inspections and maintenance programs in order to preserve its structures. On the 30th of October 2018 a huge storm affected the north Tyrrhenian Sea, causing significant damages to the west Ligurian coast. The ATVL jetty as such well resisted the severe weather conditions but was hit during the storm by a marine pontoon of 2,000 MT displacement, adrift under wind and waves. ATEC srl, an Italian Engineering Company based in Milan, has been requested by Alkion to provide the estimate of the damages and a recovery plan for the restorations of the structures as quickly as possible with the procedures and works required for the safety of the operations. Alkion together with ATEC immediately appointed a task force to take care of the accident and performed a first site survey just a few hours after the collision. The marine pontoon hit the loading platform on the south edge breaking 2 concrete piles and providing a rotation, with consequent damages to other piles and parts, also on the jetty head, where the platform is connected. The control house, where most of the operations control systems were installed, had been heavily damaged; its walls and roof had been partially destroyed. The recovery plan was divided in two steps, the first one focused to re-start safe operations as soon as possible, involving special procedures and temporary facilities, whilst the second one aimed at completely refurbishing the platform, as far as possible, to its original condition before the accident. A complete 3D model (Finite Element Method) was built to simulate the collision of the pontoon in order to point out the forces/reactions in the structural elements of the jetty, so as to address the investigations also in the embedded sections of the piles, and then to perform the structural assessment. At the same time a Monitoring System was installed to monitor the behavior of the platform and check possible changes. The Monitoring System data have been used to develop an Operating Modal Analysis (“OMA”) defining the frequency with which the structure vibrates under the impact of wind and sea, correlated to the rigidity of the structure as modified by the accident. The OMA data have been compared to the FEM model of the damaged structures with a good alignment, confirming the reliability of the structural analysis. The outcome confirmed that the south edge of the platform, with the broken piles was about to collapse, therefore a work procedure for safe decommissioning and removal of the damaged structures has been defined and strictly followed, with the involvement of a Jack-Up barge. The repair works started with the installation of temporary facilities for the electrical plants, control systems, fire-fighting on the north edge of the loading platform, since the south one was not accessible. The safe execution of the activities has been coordinated by the internal SHEQ Manager and by a third party Safety Manager with weekly meetings in accordance to OHSAS 18001. 90 days after the accident the jetty was in service again, ready to accommodate tankers with special safety procedures in terms of environmental limits, loads and operating procedure. No injuries to the workers neither environmental incidents occurred during the activities that have been performed in the midst of winter, also in severe and difficult weather conditions and during night. The second step of the repairing works included the restoration of the structures and superstructures, as far as possible, to their original condition. New piles have been driven to support the loading platform, the expansion joint of the jetty girder has been replaced and a new control room has been installed with the equipment. All these activities have been performed with the jetty in operation, keeping the terminal efficiency at its usual levels. Within 1 year after the accident the repair works have been completed with zero injuries and the jetty restored to its original function, with minimal impact on the business and without jeopardizing other activities already scheduled in 2019, including the installation of a marine VRU, as prescribed by the Authorities.


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Fujairah Oil Terminal

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FOT commenced her operation in early 2015. By September 2019 the company achieved 2 Million safe man hours, without any major incidents or accidents. Since the start-up in 2015 until the end of 2019 the numbers of Operations gradually but steadily increased by more than 350% making FOT one of the busiest terminals in the UAE. At the same time FOT managed to drastically improve her Safety performance, resulting in a reduction of 80% on reported Level 0 incidents (minor/insignificant) in the period 2015-2019. Note: FOT has been constantly encouraging their staff to identify and report “High Potential Incidents” which has helped to drastically reduce the recordable Incident trends from 2015 all the way to 2019. FOT achieved several milestones in 2019 related to Safe operations, by taking care of 23% of the total yearly throughput in the Port of Fujairah, and reaching the highest monthly throughput ever achieved by a single terminal in the port of Fujairah, during the month of August 2019. Quality FOT has consistently demonstrated leadership commitment throughout the organization by adopting the “Leading by Example” concept. Both at company level, involving employees and management level, as well as at Board level involving the Directors. FOT is one of the first companies among Fujairah Oil Industry Zone to achieve ISO 45001 certification without any Non-conformance identified. As part of this initiative, FOT emphasizes more focus on “Risk based Business Approach” by introducing “Risk and Opportunity table”. Effective Internal & SH Audit system: FOT has a well-established Integrated Management System (IMS) comprising of ISO 9001 – Quality Management system; ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System and ISO 45001 – Occupation Health safety Management system standards. FOT has trained Internal and Lead Auditors to perform Cross functional Audits (Key processes 3 times and support function twice a year) to support and maintain IMS. Also, FOT conducts 2 independent HSSE review Audit per year involving Shareholders representatives in reference to the Best practices followed among its other partners / stakeholders which enhances to consistently improve the overall QHSSE performance year on year. Integrated Risk Management: Upon completion of 5 years of successful operation, FOT has performed full-fledged independent 3rd party Integrated Risk Assessment study including HAZID (Hazard Identification), HAZOP (Hazard Operability), QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment), FRA (Fire Risk Assessment) and LOPA (Layers of Protection Analysis) study for the whole facility and implemented additional control measures to mitigate the identified risks further as per the recommendations. Health FOT has carried out Ergonomics study on all operations to identify the repetitive movements and postures and implemented solutions like Easy drive Tool (tool open manual operated valves) to prevent personal injuries / Occupational related illness. Upgrade Central Control Room (CCR) to create more ergonomically safe work positions for control room staff, and less exposure to monitor radiation and unwanted movement. By changing shift schedules, making changes to workplaces for better ergonomics, FOT managed to create not only a better balance between work and private time, but also improved the well-being and overall health of her employees, resulting in sick leave reduction of 22% between 2017 and 2020. Safety FOT utilizes the best available solutions and technologies to enhance her safety performance. Dedicated safety software like INTELEX with integrated modules like Permit to Work, LOTO, Incident Investigation, Management of Change, Safety observations reporting including Behavior safety aspects, Action tracking tool and Document control system, help FOT to accomplish this goal. Digitalization of specific safety critical processes, like daily terminal shift inspections, are taken care of by software tools like Capptions, combined with ATEX approved hand held devices for the field staff to register inspection checklist, escalate any anomalies and non-compliance found in the field immediately to their colleagues, supervisors / Managers for devising adequate control measures. To ensure our lonely working employees are safe in the Port of Fujairah and at the FOT terminal, a monitoring system in the CCR is installed to follow the whereabouts of each individual on site by GPS radio tracking system. In case of an emergency, “man down” function is available in the equipment. FOT has trained all their Management and Supervisory level staff on “NEBOSH Process Safety Management” to create more awareness and take the ownership of their Safety Accountability and Responsibility. FOT has set stringent Process safety based Key performance indicators and exemplarily exceeded the targets in 2019. Behavior based Safety Training Next to the above FOT has provided Vigorous training on DuPont “Behavior based Safety Training” to all her employees. This has enhanced employees thought process transformed from generic safety observations to more specific Human aspects (Behavior Based Safety approach) to nullify any human contributed incidents. FOT is well on track in the process of transiting from “Independent” to “Interdependent” stage of the safety culture in reference to the “DuPont Bradley curve of Safety Performance”
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N'DJAMENA STORAGE TANK & PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION project

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PROJECT OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE STORAGE TANK & PIPELINE N'DJAMENA - CHAD The N'DJAMENA STORAGE TANK & PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION project (construction phase) in Chad has been underway since March 2019. It is an EPCC project award by PARLYM INTERNATIONAL from SHT/STDP whose main perimeter is the construction of the storage tank and its connection to the refinery (pipeline, connection to existing portion, commissioning). Most of the construction is done by the local population through a local ENERGY TOWER company through the assistance of PETROLEUM CERTIFICATION CONSULTING and the management of the site is not an easy task due to the local HSSE system, its extremely poor culture and local regulations almost non-existent. From the beginning of the project to March 2019: 4.2 millions Man-hours). Main Challenges - Limited HSSE resources (humans, financial) - Poor and inexisting safety culture - Environmental constraints (heavy rain, extremly hot weather, poor route acces, working with a lot of local companies interventions, presence of others contractors of the Client with poor safety requirements, Client’s daily presentation of new procedures. Main risky activities include: - Working at height and scaffolding erection - Lifting (light and heavy) - Hot work in live plant - Electrical work - Excavation - Metallic structure erection - Instrumentation - Pulling highway and underground cable - Erection of tanks - Hydrotests (pipe, tanks) - Painting - Building of 02 news substations - Mechanical completion PARLYM INTERNATIONAL’s role in the project is the supervision of atleast 10 subcontractors.The contractors have 80% of local employees. Challenges faced by the project team With the assistance of PARLYM INTERNATIONAL, PETROLEUM CERTIFICATION CONSULTING at some time in the project, ensure that the requirements have been more rigourous (new procedures, beyond zero, new delay and leading indicators ...). The implementation of these new rules, new procedures, new goals has been a great challenge, to introduce the beyond zero program, and safe start for the discipline supervisors PETROLEUM CERTIFICATION CONSULTING, the project team and the customer. Key improvements on the project Through the variety of initiatives and programs listed below, the Project team has been able to improve workers safety culture and behaviour as well as raising the level of safety and reducing risk tolerance: - Active participation in the client’s activities (sports, environment day) - Participation in the prequalification of new subcontractors - Daily coordination meeting with the sub contractors - Pre task talk carried out by all sub contractors/each working team before the start of each shift, when environment changes, arrival of new employees.The quality of pre task talk is evaluated by PARLYM INTERNATIONAL supervisors through a daily evaluation planning - Every morning each sub contractors carries out a tool box talk with their workers, PARLYM INTERNATIONAL carries out one tool box talk per week on site with all the sub contractors PARLYM INTERNATIONAL - Specific PARLYM INTERNATIONAL HSSE induction for every project worker, the document is updated if necessary (after incidents, new rules….) - Defined objectives are put in place to be followed during the year - Monthly toolbox talk for PARLYM INTERNATIONAL supervisors - Weekly site visit between PARLYM INTERNATIONAL - project manager, construction manager, HSSE manager - Monthly HSSE challenge has been put in place, recompensing the best sub contractor in terms of HSSE - Weekly meeting with HSE coordinators of all sub contractors and the Client - Monthly HSSE meeting with sub contractors management - Monthly HSSE activities planning to be follow by everybody - Monthly HSSE visit between one PARLYM INTERNATIONAL worker and one sub contractor worker - Weekly construction meeting with HSSE presentation - Participation in the Kick off meeting - Participation in the prevention plan meeting - Organization of workshops with specific aim like grinding machine, working at height - Planning of specific tool box talk animated by the technicians - Implementation of HEART programs (harms Elimination and recognition training) Significant realization - Over 5110 HEART cards completed since the beginning. - We received some congratulation’s emails from the managers of Paris and Italy. - Implementation of PARLYM INTERNATIONAL legacy Project management HSSE procedures - Implementation of the PARLYM INTERNATIONAL new procedures - Updated project specific HSSE plan which Client and all sub contractors must agree with before the start of work - Participation of all PARLYM INTERNATIONAL employees on the beyond zero actions plan - Everyday safety minute between PARLYM INTERNATIONAL management and Client with site visit - Everyday meeting for all PARLYM INTERNATIONAL supervisors to speak about daily activities on site including HSSE aspects - Safety awareness carried out by PARLYM INTERNATIONAL management - HSSE Flash elaborated by PARLYM INTERNATIONAL HSSE team and distributed to all the project team - Organization of specific safety awareness for the employees (ex: scaffolds, using of grinder, lifting operations…..)
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Topsafe Petrochemical Logistics and Storage Co.Ltd

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Terminal Safety Excellence Award Topsafe Petrochemical Logistics was founded in 2005, with a total investment of 3 billions RMB. We are an integrated logistics service provider committed to offering intelligent logistics solution to our customers. Topsafe is located in Lisha Island Petrochemical Park, Dongguan, Guangdong, China. At the heart of the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area, we are within 100km of 85% of the region’s advanced manufacturing enterprises. Topsafe is well-equipped for both chemicals and refined oils, with 480,000m³ of total tank storage capacity. We own two 45,000 DWT jetties, bonded and non-bonded storage tanks, bonded and non-bonded warehouses, transportation resources and other supporting facilities. Topsafe has established cooperative relationships with 44 petrochemical companies among the top 500 in the world. We provide safe, efficient and sustainable petrochemical logistics services to distribute products to downstream end-users in more than 156 manufacturing sub-sectors, supporting the development of high-tech fields such as digital information, new energy, high-tech materials, biomedicine and high-end equipment manufacturing. ( I ) Intelligent Applications to Improve Operational Efficiency We recently became the designated warehouse of Dalian Commodity Exchange and Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange for the Greater Bay Area providing comprehensive warehousing, registration and transportation services for futures trading. In order to circumvent significant market uncertainty and risk, customers speed up the flow of goods and reduce the inventory when dealing with bulk petrochemical products, including styrene, ethylene glycol, acrylate, base oil and gasoline and diesel. Due to significant market uncertainty, petrochemical warehouses are faced with fierce fluctuation and the challenges of centralized storage and distribution of cargo. In order to meet the diverse demands of customers, we believe it is crucial to have the ability to provide safe and efficient services. Since 2013, Topsafe has pushed towards intelligent petrochemical logistics, adopting robotic process automation technology, providing top-down supply chain order processing and swift handling of order issuance and feedback. In addition, we use intelligent technologies such as operation reservation through WeChat, online self-filing and order issuance, facial recognition, automatic weighing and access control to improve operational safety and efficiency and optimise logistics costs for customers. ( II ) Integrated Supply Chain Service Innovation By leveraging in-house logistics resources, in combination with that of logistics partners, Topsafe has transformed from providing traditional (single-moded) logistics services to offering comprehensive professional logistics services. In response to optimization needs of our customers, we adopted modern technologies, such as the Internet of things, AI and cloud computing, to successfully develop a petrochemical logistics supply chain platform system driven by logistics requirements. The platform provides customers with integrated supply chain services throughout the whole process of warehousing, transportation, drumming, booking and export, realizing EDI with all relevant enterprises as well as complete process digitization and full visibility for management. ( III ) Intelligent Upgrades for Sustainable Development Topsafe is a member of CDI-T, AICM and CPCIF. As an integrated logistics service provider, we adhere to the strategy of sustainable development. Along with many global petrochemical enterprises, we promote "Responsible Care" and embrace Customer Centric and Responsible Operation guiding principles. Along with the application of new technologies, such as AI, IoT, big data, cloud computing and active security protection, we have not only improved the management and operational efficiency of petrochemical logistics, but also greatly boosted the standards of safety and environmental protection. Topsafe places great importance in operational safety. We work with leading enterprises in intelligent video monitoring, IoT equipment and information security, combined with highly reliable security protection mechanisms to build our intelligent monitoring and behavioral analysis platform and logistics behavioral analysis lab. They allow us to carry out all-rounded security and protection to safeguard the quantity and quality of our customers’ cargo. ( IV ) Topsafe Development Planning In order to prepare for the nascent logistics demand from large-scale integrated refining and chemical plants, Topsafe has committed constructing new facilities to meet the unloading needs of imported petrochemical cargo, as well as the demand of countries along the "Belt and Road" for the integrated distribution of liquid chemicals, including building a 65,000 DWT jetty planned to commence operations in Q2 2020 and additional 7x20,000m³ storage tanks, start construction in 2020. In line with China’s industry development strategy and as a result of the demand for high-quality manufacturing, the application of 5G+ industrial internet technology provides technical support for the intelligence petrochemical logistics. We believe petrochemical logistics is deeply integrated with cutting-edge internet technologies, such as big data and cloud computing. The whole industry will develop towards intelligentization. In the future, whether for equipment upgrades in existing terminal or new development projects, we will continue to upgrade our operations, safety and emergency management through adopting new technology, optimising the functions of all service centers involved in petrochemical logistics to provide safer, more efficient and sustainable services for our customers.

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Sustainable Impact

CLH

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The aim of the CLH Group is to contribute to the development of society and the sustainability of the planet, managing essential infrastructures for the well-being of individuals. In order to fulfil such aim and adapt to the current energy transition scenario, the company has implemented a wide range of initiatives which allow it to guarantee safe access to oil products and reinforce the sustainability of its operations. New sustainability strategy In line with the Paris Agreements of December 2015 (COP 21) and sustainable development objectives (SDO), the CLH Group has approved a new sustainability strategy that strengthens its commitment to the protection of biodiversity, an efficient use of natural resources, the development of eco-fuels and the fight against climate change. This new strategy consists of several plans and programmes: • Zero Emissions. The aim of this plan is to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by 50% before 2025 and make CLH a carbon-neutral company by 2050. To do this, the company is working on reducing energy consumption by replacing its equipment with more efficient devices, incorporating new technological developments and purchasing renewable power, or generating it ourselves at our facilities. • CLH2O. This plan seeks to reduce water consumption, especially in the cleaning of storage tanks and in the testing of firefighting equipment, which are the activities that consume the greatest amounts of this resource at the company. • Natural Services. This consists of achieving zero impact on ecosystems that may be affected by the operations of CLH, by developing measures for restoration or remediation if necessary. Commitment to the environment This strategy is part of the ongoing commitment of the CLH Group to the sustainable development of its activities. Based on this philosophy, the company has a strict Environmental Management System that includes policies and programmes aimed at guaranteeing sustainability of operations. Our Spanish terminals are certified according to ISO 14001 in recognition of the strictest environmental responsibility criteria, with CLH Aviation Ireland also recently obtaining such certification for the first time. Moreover, the CLH Group operates in an environmentally clean manner because it does not manufacture or generate energy, and therefore its emissions are extremely limited. In addition, the use of pipelines to transport fuels, instead of other means, prevents the emission of over 370,000 tonnes of CO2 every year and takes more than 670,000 road tankers off the roads. Sustainable investments Moreover, every year the CLH Group implements very diverse environmental projects in order to exploit its resources and technologies in the most efficient manner possible. To this end, a total of 35 million euros has been invested over the last three years. CLH invests the majority of that figure in the replacement of industrial equipment by other more modern, efficient and sustainable equipment. The company is also strengthening the automation of its vapour recovery units, with the aim of reducing emissions in the road tanker loading process, and is adapting its boilers to use diesel oil instead of other heavy fuel. The company has systems in place to adjust pump power to product flow requirements, thus providing greater energy efficiency, and uses special additives in fuel transportation through the pipeline to minimise energy loss due to friction. Every year, CLH also calculates its carbon footprint deriving from its operations, which makes it possible to design and implement actions focused on reducing emissions and to measure their scope and effectiveness. Furthermore, as part of its biodiversity protection policy, the company has a Plan for Identification of High Consequence Areas (HCA) that, by means of specific geographical analysis software, defines environmentally sensitive spots in the area surrounding its pipelines. CLH conducts environmental studies in cooperation with GREFA (Rehabilitation Group for Native Fauna and its Habitat) which confirm that the pipelines located in such biodiversity-rich areas do not interfere with the development of animal or plant species. The company is also carrying out similar studies to measure the impact on biodiversity of maintenance tasks performed in pipelines that run through Protected Natural Areas, in addition to biodiversity studies in the vicinity of its facilities. RDI Projects Moreover, the CLH Group collaborates in research projects for the promotion of renewable energies and sustainable development. One of the most noteworthy projects is being developed in cooperation with the American company Plug Power, world leader in the design and marketing of hydrogen fuel cell systems, to extend the use of this energy in Spain. The purpose is to offer integrated solutions to industries in which the use of hydrogen may be the most efficient zero emissions solution, such as the handling of goods or cargo transport. The company is also participating in a project funded by the Industrial Technology Development Centre (CDTI) to obtain liquid fuel from discarded plastic bags.
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GTI Fujairah

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 GTIF maintained an excellent track record of zero LTI (lost time injury), Spill and Fire since its inception. This translates into 2,844 calendar-days and 2.6 million-man hours of safe operations.  The Terminal is a class I facility fully compliant with international API and NFPA standards with state-of-the-art engineered design.  Carbon footprint reduction initiatives spread across energy saving, waste reduction and operational efficiency have resulted in significant decrease in CO2 equivalent tones year on year basis.  Some of the initiatives are:  Gravity Filling is used for cargo transfers saving electrical energy consumption.  Low Sulphur gasoil/diesel (less than 10ppm) is used for utilities within the terminal.  Company’s IMS documents and Data have been moved to digital storage (network drive) to minimize hard copy waste.  Replacement of incandescent light with LED lights.  Multiple use of pigs to minimize waste generation.  Use of bi and tri cycles within the terminal instead of diesel operated vehicles.  Owing to superior design and operational excellence the terminal has maintained an excellent control on product loss, quality and quantity with no claims or fines since its inception. This has been appreciated and recognized by the customers through feedback surveys.  The facility is certified for IMS standards (including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and has been pre-approved by oil majors to store their products following rigorous due diligence audits.  GTIF on an ongoing basis conducts Safety and Risk Studies including HAZID, SIL, Cyclic HAZOP, API inspections, Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and FERA (Fire & Explosion Risk Assessment) to ensure long-term safety of the terminal and staff.  Terminal encourages an open safety culture through management/ employee’s participation and various initiatives such as QHSSE monthly meetings, Terminal Safety committee meetings, Safety walkthroughs, audits, near miss reporting and mock drills.  Staff welfare and healthy lifestyle is encouraged through regular health monitoring and participation in social events such as Dubai Fitness Challenge and Fujairah annual Marathon.  Extensive focus is given on upgrading and enhancing the skills set of employees through operational and safety trainings.  GTIF took a leading role in the implementation of IMO 2020 regulation by not only providing the storage facility for LSFO but also supporting the stakeholders in blending and on specification transfers.  GTIF being socially responsible company continues to contribute towards social welfare projects such as Fujairah Foundation for Region Development – Fujairah Government fund which aims to provide a decent life for citizens. Also, GTIF is contributing annually to The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) which compensates victims and potential victims of oil pollution damage resulting from oil spill from the oil tankers
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KUWAIT OIL COMPANY, NPP&MS Terminal

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OIL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM & (PLDS) FOR PIPELINE CORRIDOR FROM NORTH TANK FARM TO NORTH PIER PUMPING & METERING SKID Terminal As per KOC strategic 2040 to Achieve world class HSSE performance KUWAIT OIL COMPANY is committed to provide a safe, secure and health working environment to everybody who works with KOC, and responsible for working towards the goal no accidents, and no harm to our people, environment , our assets, and the communities in which KOC operate. KOC believe that all incidents, injuries and workplace illness are preventable, KOC will prevent pollution and the negative /adverse impacts KOC operations have on the environment by reducing waste, emission and discharge, and use resources efficiently. Subsequent to the QRA conducted by KUWAIT OIL COMPANY (KOC) due to the non-availability of 200 meters minimum clearance to the populated facilities from Tank Farm pipeline corridor to KOC terminal (North Pier Pumping & Metering Skid) (NPP&MS) Terminal , risk mitigation measures were recommended As part of the same, Oil Containment Systems to be provided in three locations in the north tank farm pipeline corridor. Design and construction of oil containment system, which includes concrete trenches covered with grating/checkered plates, oil containment sump, interlock paving and crash barrier. Supply and Install Vertical Fixed speed centrifugal Pumps for the Oil containment systems at NTF Transfer Manifold, Cross-Over Manifold and the New Oil containment sump between Road 303 and Road 30 – Two Numbers at each location. Supply and installation of Eight (8) New MOV Ball Valves (Integral Double Block and Bleed with Tight Shut-Off) between Road 303 and Road 30 (One on each Gravity Transfer Line). Supply and install new Pipeline Leak Detection System (PLDS) together with all associated instruments, computers, monitoring stations and the like to detect and transmit oil leaks in each of the eight (8) pipelines. Supply and install new H2S and HC Gas Detectors for the Pipeline corridor from North Tank farm to KOC terminal ( NPP & MS) to provide coverage for all the eight (8) pipelines. Installation of Visual CCTV based Flame Detection systems together with necessary cameras, field equipment, Video Servers, network switches, PC based workstations and the like to have vision based flame detection and oil spill detection. Asset Owner : Kuwait Oil Company Cost of the Project : 11 million KD (36 million $) By the end 2019, It is with immense pleasure inform that KUWAIT OIL CONPANY successful commission of the subject project . The project was of paramount importance as the operational terrain was interspersed within key residential areas. Stringent performance criteria was targeted considering catastrophic safety hazards for the inhabitants and long term adverse environmental impact in case of an oil leak. It is gratifying to announce that KOC has successfully by awarded contractor implemented the project with an integrated system for Leak Detection and Containment which technically imposed numerous challenges. Some of the project highlights are as follows. • Pipeline Leak Detection System (PLDS) has been successfully commissioned first time in Crude Export Gravity Lines in Middle East. The stringent performance Criteria (1% leak, within 1-3 minute, with an accuracy of 100 meter), achieved during performance Test. • The large diameter ultrasonic flowmeters-20 nos (48, 40 and 38 inch) were successfully procured and installed first time in Crude export Gravity lines in the world (as confirmed by Vendors for 48”) with accuracy of ± 0.15% verified during FAT and SAT. • CCTV type Visual Flame Detection System has been successfully commissioned first time in Kuwait. • Shutdown works in nine Crude Export lines, successfully completed. • 145 nos of hot tapping points carried out in Crude Export Lines. We are optimistic that, the measures taken through the subject project will help in early identification of the leaks and contain them. KOC believe that the successful completion of the project is strategic milestone in the environmental safety and a remarkable achievement. Based on above I believe that KUWAIT OIL COMPANY, NPP&MS Terminal invest money to ensure safety and healthy in order to protect Residential area and environment from any chance of spill or leakage occur from Export Corridor.
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Royal Vopak

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We want to become more sustainable. Being cleaner in the our daily activities and generating electricity yourself are great ways to do this. One of the ways in which Vopak generates green electricity is through a light and flexible roll-up solar film, developed by HyET Solar. After a successful pilot in Vlaardingen, Vopak wants to investigate whether it can scale up the use of solar foil, in the Netherlands or abroad. This means a huge potential of sustainably generated energy worldwide.

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Sprague - First Solar Tank Terminal

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Sprague’s South Portland Terminal is home to the first-in-the-nation Solar Tank. Over the past 150 years, Sprague has transitioned through every major energy revolution, often leading the pack in adopting innovative and sustainable energy options. From marketing coal to today’s more advanced biodiesel blends, Sprague is no stranger to change. Recently, Sprague saw an opportunity to repurpose an out-of-use storage tank at its South Portland Terminal in an innovative way. Thin film solar panels were applied directly to the roof of a former heavy oil storage tank, creating the first Solar Tank in the U.S. Since the tank’s solar transition, it is on track to produce nearly 100,000 kWh of clean energy a year. The solar panels help reduce the terminal’s operating costs, offset non-renewable energy needs, and justify expanded Solar Tank development. Learning and adapting from the South Portland launch, Sprague eagerly shared insights to support future Solar Tank implementations. Two tanks at one of their New York terminals are in the process of transitioning to Solar Tanks in 2020. These tanks are expected to produce enough energy to completely offset the electricity demand at the terminal. As Sprague celebrates its 150th year and plans for the future, further projects are being outlined to support the implementation of additional Solar Tanks. There are hundreds of storage tanks across Sprague’s footprint that could be converted. Sprague has also been actively meeting with other terminal tank owners to share the benefits, including increased sustainability with virtually no impact to existing operations or tank accessibility. The Solar Tank initiative represents one of many steps Sprague is taking to move the energy industry forward and make a difference in the communities in which it operates. For additional information, Tank Storage Magazine did an article on Sprague and the Solar Tank project that can be found online here: https://www.tankstoragemag.com/display_news/10599/Using_existing_infrastructure_to_save_money_amp_improve_sustainability/
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Terminal Efficiency

Arabian Chemical Terminal

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CLH

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The CLH Group is developing projects aimed at increasing the efficiency of its services and improving their quality. In addition, we are progressing in the diversification of our services, enabling us to adapt better to the new needs of our customers and improve communication channels with them. Centralisation of operations and Digitalisation In the last two years we have completed a process to centralise the operations of our facilities in a single Facility Monitoring Centre, which is a pioneer in the world and is at the leading edge of hydrocarbon logistics technology. From this centre it is possible to supervise and manage the company’s plants remotely, which ensures the safety of the operations and favours an agile and immediate response when necessary. We are also working on redesigning the integrated management of our assets, incorporating criteria for predictive maintenance and strategies based on criticality analysis and Big Data. This plan is based on the individualised study of the equipment, to establish specific maintenance protocols for each item, adapted to their functioning and use. This new maintenance strategy will help us to optimise the life cycle of the assets and to carry out more efficient maintenance in line with business needs. Furthermore, we have begun to implement mobile devices in the facilities with a specific application for maintenance management, which makes it possible to perform these tasks in a more immediate and optimised manner. In addition, we are studying the use of artificial intelligence and image comparison tools in the inspection of the pipeline route. We have also improved the safety of the road tanker loading process by means of the implementation of a system that minimises the risks of overfilling during the loading process, as well as errors in the selection of tanker compartments or the failure to perform the purging process prior to loading. Another of the company’s most relevant technological actions has been the renewal of its SCADA system, the powerful computer tool that enables the company to manage its more than 4,000 kilometres of pipelines by satellite, from the Pipeline Monitoring Centre. The new SCADA is an open system, compatible with other computer programs, which has made it possible to integrate within the platform applications and management tools that were previously dispersed. One of the issues that has required the most attention is cybersecurity. This new version incorporates latest generation firewalls, which are permanently updated, therefore protecting the system from outside intrusions. System transformation and innovation We have also launched an ambitious initiative that will allow us to renew our computer systems and simplify the main processes of the companies in the group, to increase their efficiency, under the name of the ONE Project. This project arose as a consequence of the successful internationalisation process that began five years ago and one of the main aims of this technological renewal is to implement the same computer programs in all the companies of the group, to create a homogenous and simplified working methodology, which facilitates cooperation and furthers process automation. In addition, it reduces by 60% the number of applications used. One of the main advantages of the ONE project will be the automation of administrative tasks, via the use of robot programs. This will contribute to enabling people to dedicate their time to higher-value tasks. Another benefit will be the storage of the main data of all the companies in a single platform. This new system will improve the analysis of the information, since it will make it possible to consult the data in real time, facilitating the decision-making process. Furthermore, CLH is working on intelligent purchase management, via a system that will analyse the consumption trends of the group and make automatic orders. It will also be able to group small requests to place larger joint orders, with the aim of benefitting from synergies and gaining in efficiency. We have also implemented a new system of digital delivery notes, which will allow road tanker drivers to download the documentation of the loading operations to a mobile device, instead of having to print them on paper, thus increasing the efficiency of the operations and the service quality. This new system reduces the time needed to access the information and to communicate with third parties and it increases the security of the process, as well as being available at any time. This app is developed using hybrid technology which facilitates subsequent maintenance and it also incorporates a cloud solution as a hub for communication between the device and the central systems. The purpose of all these projects is for CLH to continue to grow, adapting its services to the new demands of the market, to the introduction of new products and to the needs of our customers.


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GTI Statia

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GTI Statia is one of the largest bulk liquid storage terminals in the Caribbean It is located on the island of Sint Eustatius, which is a municipality of the Netherlands in the northern leeward islands of the Caribbean The terminal has total storage capacity of 14.1 million barrels and can store all grades of crude and refined petroleum products The terminal offers extensive marine infrastructure comprising 6 vessel berths, including a single-point mooring buoy It is one of the only terminals in the region with sufficient water depth to handle fully-laden VLCCs and ULCCs The terminal is located along global and regional shipping lines providing storage and transshipment services to major global traders and energy companies The senior management team collectively has more than 100 years’ experience of operating the terminal, with an outstanding safety track record The terminal is wholly-owned by Prostar Capital, an independent global investment company focusing exclusively on midstream energy infrastructure. Although being an efficient productive facility is paramount to GTI Statia’s success, Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Regulatory compliance are Core Values and at the apex of our Operational Excellence initiatives. GTI Statia continues to have a safety (Health, Safety, Security and Environmental – HSSE) record that is significantly better than the industry average. This HSSE record is owned by every employee and is essential for an efficient and productive operation. Geographically, GTI Statia is in the middle of the Caribbean positioned very close to most of the major shipping lanes in the region. This strategic location allows the facility and customers to serve many markets in an efficient and timely manner. Due to the geographic location, our customers can capitalize on market trends and changes very quickly and efficiently through quicker response times and lower shipping costs. The facility has four deep water marine unloading and loading facilities (125’ to 220’) that can handle ULCC or VLCC’s simultaneously along with two barge loading facilities. The six marine berths are capable of handling crude oil in 3 of the 6 berths, fuel oil in 4 of 6 berths, capable of handling distillates in 5 of 6 berths and it is capable of handling gasoline products in 4 of 6 berths. Deep water berths Jetty 125’ / SPM 220’ that can handle 10,000 DWT to 520.000 DWT vessels GTI Statia is built in a unique location and that provides exceptional design and efficiency advantages: The design and engineering in the facility provide for simultaneous transfers, blending, heating and mixing The facility is not dependent on a public utility and creates its own power via inhouse generators and water via a 100,000 gallon per day reverse osmosis generation system. The water and power generation can be shared with the local island utility during times of extreme Island needs. The tanks are approximately 500’ above sea level which provide GTI Statia an efficiency advantage facilities built at sea level The elevation of the facility allows GTI Statia to deliver commodities back to its customers at high loading rates without the need of power or mechanical assistance and delivers crude oil, fuel oil and some distillate products via gravity feed at rates up to 70,000 barrels per hour
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Gulf Petrochem

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To avoid "Man entry" during cleaning of tanks we have developed a system in house using a "Butterworth Tankcleaning Machine". First tank is inerted with Nitrogen and a mixture of Water with Grato is pumped into the Bottom of the tank and heated till 60 degrees using the tank heating coils. Then then the Butterworth machine is lowered in the tank at 2/3 of the height and all openings closed. The hose is then lowered to the bottom of the tank and connected to a pump. The suction of the pump is connected to the waterdrain of the tank and sucks out the mixture of water and Grato. When the pump is started the Butterworth machine will spray the mixture with 10 bar pressure on roof and wall of the tank. Thus the mixture will come back to the bottom of the tank and is circulated this way. Depending on the cleaning requirement this can run as long as one wishes. If mixture is too dirty it will besucked out from the waterdrain and pumped into the sloptank. New water and Grato can be introduced and the cleaning can continue, until tank is clea and Gas-free. After removing Butterworth machine and cleaning mixture and ventilating, rust and sand particulars can be safely removed https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=90&v=vROq5Ex_5qE&feature=emb_logo
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KUWAIT OIL COMPANY - NPP &MS Terminal

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Significant Achievement in Crude Oil Export As per KOC 2040 strategic Objective Achieve Sustainable Crude Oil Production Capacity, KUWAIT OIL COMPANY own terminal with (4 No. of SBM’s ) since 2009 to export Kuwait Export Crude to international customer, As per design of each SBM’s can export approximate 1.740 MMbbl’s per Day, therefore total design capacity is about (6.970 MMbbl’s per day ) in addition to feeding Refinery with approx. 722 Mbbl’s per day. On 28 April 2018 KUWAIT OIL COMPANY reached the highest export rate in one day (7.3 MMbbl’s) where it is about (95%) from maximum capacity of export. Bear in mind that the Total Crude production capacity of Kuwait Oil company is about 2.855 MMBBLD, therefore the Exported quantity on that day equal to 2.5 days of KOC production exported where the challenge is required to maintain crude quality by providing time crude settlement and water drain to achieve KEC quality characteristics of the exported crude, in addition to the time required for vessels preparation and berthing activity. This is a record rate in the Company’s history compared to the previous record rate (6.8 million barrels) in February 2015. This achievement was attained by hard efforts exerted by KOC terminal staff, where KOC high management highlighted this achievement in many way through Annual Report.
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Lipids Terminal Sdn. Bhd.

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A common problem with the existing inventory system is that they unable provide real-time monitoring of the delivery of liquid product for accurate inventory. Frequently, there may be overages and shortages in the delivery of the liquid product as opposed to what gets reported in the bill-of-lading. These delivery inconsistencies may be caused by any number of things, for example, inaccurate metering at the rack where the fuel is dispensed into the delivery truck, inconsistencies in the delivery truck's tank not allowing all of the fuel to drop, a bad release valve on the delivery truck, temperature changes from the rack to the tank where it's delivered, and even theft. Lipids Terminal Sdn. Bhd. implemented a latest innovations with a patented system to management of oil stored in containers, in particularly to crude or palm oil storage management and palm oil inventory management system. The system able to monitor and manage transaction in a plant, especially from operation room or guard house. The person or authorized personal station at the operation room or guard house will prepare delivery order for at least one transaction and assign the transaction to at least one access device. The system then capturing image or data of the customer to perform the transaction by using camera module and scanning means. The person or authorized personal then create at least one Identification or barcode to obtain the sample of the transaction assigned to the customer or the driver of the specified vehicle. The driver then scans the access device at each check point to perform transaction and the data is then transmitted to the system. The system captures the data of the transaction and records the details for reporting and tracking in a real-time reconciliation. The system incorporated with a plurality of access module located remotely affixed to the oil storage around the plant having connection to the processing module to transmit or receive at least one access signal, when the customer using the access device to communicate with the access module, the access device includes a proximity card, access card, safe electronic device or communication device. The system comprising of a plurality of containers positioned to manage the process of loading the oil into the vehicle or unloading the oil from the vehicle by using at least one distribution module, which the distribution module includes inlet and outlet valve, access module and a control module managed by the main server or remotely located computing device to obtain at least one oil inventory data to be processed by the processing module, wherein the processing module uses the oil inventory data to update and monitor at least one oil distribution data of the plant or storage and inventory of the customer. The system also comprising temperature sensors and control devices to prevent overheating of oil in the tank and associated lines, preferably sited and away from heating coils, which automatically provide records of temperature control to the management system. The system also used for measuring the storage level of a palm oil in a storage tank or container, to obtain data associated with the measurer permitting recording of the storage level of the oil. The system includes a management module for querying the database, a scheduling module for scheduling the system, an authorization module for securing the system, and a delivery analysis module for analysing the replenishment of the storage location, which can be managed by the main server or remotely located computing device. The implemented system enables to immediately identify overages or shortages in deliveries for taking instant reconciliations before and after a delivery, and perform a real-time reconciliation when pumps are active for determining delivery shortages. As deliveries would need or preferably to be made during idle times, using the implemented system made it possible to improve turnaround time of the plant, and directly increase the operational efficiencies.
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Topsafe Petrochemical Logistics and Storage Co.Ltd

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Topsafe Petrochemical Logistics was founded in 2005, with a total investment of 3 billions RMB. We are an integrated logistics service provider committed to offering intelligent logistics solution to our customers. Topsafe is located in Lisha Island Petrochemical Park, Dongguan, Guangdong, China. At the heart of the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area, we are within 100km of 85% of the region’s advanced manufacturing enterprises. Topsafe is well-equipped for both chemicals and refined oils, with 480,000m³ of total tank storage capacity. We own two 45,000 DWT jetties, bonded and non-bonded storage tanks, bonded and non-bonded warehouses, transportation resources and other supporting facilities. Topsafe has established cooperative relationships with 44 petrochemical companies among the top 500 in the world. We provide safe, efficient and sustainable petrochemical logistics services to distribute products to downstream end-users in more than 156 manufacturing sub-sectors, supporting the development of high-tech fields such as digital information, new energy, high-tech materials, biomedicine and high-end equipment manufacturing. ( I ) Intelligent Applications to Improve Operational Efficiency We recently became the designated warehouse of Dalian Commodity Exchange and Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange for the Greater Bay Area providing comprehensive warehousing, registration and transportation services for futures trading. In order to circumvent significant market uncertainty and risk, customers speed up the flow of goods and reduce the inventory when dealing with bulk petrochemical products, including styrene, ethylene glycol, acrylate, base oil and gasoline and diesel. Due to significant market uncertainty, petrochemical warehouses are faced with fierce fluctuation and the challenges of centralized storage and distribution of cargo. In order to meet the diverse demands of customers, we believe it is crucial to have the ability to provide safe and efficient services. Since 2013, Topsafe has pushed towards intelligent petrochemical logistics, adopting robotic process automation technology, providing top-down supply chain order processing and swift handling of order issuance and feedback. In addition, we use intelligent technologies such as operation reservation through WeChat, online self-filing and order issuance, facial recognition, automatic weighing and access control to improve operational safety and efficiency and optimise logistics costs for customers. ( II ) Integrated Supply Chain Service Innovation By leveraging in-house logistics resources, in combination with that of logistics partners, Topsafe has transformed from providing traditional (single-moded) logistics services to offering comprehensive professional logistics services. In response to optimization needs of our customers, we adopted modern technologies, such as the Internet of things, AI and cloud computing, to successfully develop a petrochemical logistics supply chain platform system driven by logistics requirements. The platform provides customers with integrated supply chain services throughout the whole process of warehousing, transportation, drumming, booking and export, realizing EDI with all relevant enterprises as well as complete process digitization and full visibility for management. ( III ) Intelligent Upgrades for Sustainable Development Topsafe is a member of CDI-T, AICM and CPCIF. As an integrated logistics service provider, we adhere to the strategy of sustainable development. Along with many global petrochemical enterprises, we promote "Responsible Care" and embrace Customer Centric and Responsible Operation guiding principles. Along with the application of new technologies, such as AI, IoT, big data, cloud computing and active security protection, we have not only improved the management and operational efficiency of petrochemical logistics, but also greatly boosted the standards of safety and environmental protection. Topsafe places great importance in operational safety. We work with leading enterprises in intelligent video monitoring, IoT equipment and information security, combined with highly reliable security protection mechanisms to build our intelligent monitoring and behavioral analysis platform and logistics behavioral analysis lab. They allow us to carry out all-rounded security and protection to safeguard the quantity and quality of our customers’ cargo. ( IV ) Topsafe Development Planning In order to prepare for the nascent logistics demand from large-scale integrated refining and chemical plants, Topsafe has committed constructing new facilities to meet the unloading needs of imported petrochemical cargo, as well as the demand of countries along the "Belt and Road" for the integrated distribution of liquid chemicals, including building a 65,000 DWT jetty planned to commence operations in Q2 2020 and additional 7x20,000m³ storage tanks, start construction in 2020. In line with China’s industry development strategy and as a result of the demand for high-quality manufacturing, the application of 5G+ industrial internet technology provides technical support for the intelligence petrochemical logistics. We believe petrochemical logistics is deeply integrated with cutting-edge internet technologies, such as big data and cloud computing. The whole industry will develop towards intelligentization. In the future, whether for equipment upgrades in existing terminal or new development projects, we will continue to upgrade our operations, safety and emergency management through adopting new technology, optimising the functions of all service centers involved in petrochemical logistics to provide safer, more efficient and sustainable services for our customers.


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Outstanding Achievement Award

Nuria Blasco, General Manager, Tepsa

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Nuria has been with TEPSA for over 21 years and in 2018 was promoted to General Manager. She should be very proud of her achievements, particularly regarding the excellent results in the past two years, positioning TEPSA as a benchmark for biofuels storage, boosting the hub operations in some of their terminals, and reinforcing TEPSA's commitment to sustainability and safety. Nuria has proved herself an excellent leader and has worked exceedingly hard to ensure TEPSA stays ahead of the competition in today's challenging marketplace.
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Kathryn Clay, President, ILTA

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Kathryn was appointed as President of the ILTA in January 2018. In just two short years, Kathryn has revolutionised the ILTA, turning it into a dynamic association and has significantly increased ILTA’s visibility and influence in Washington
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Frank Erkelens, Group CEO, LBC Tank Terminals

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Frank Erkelens has nearly 25 years of leadership experience in the tank storage sector, having worked for Vopak, Odfjell and now LBC Tank Terminals. He has a proven track record in major turnarounds and is now committed to ensuring LBC excels in initiatives relating to digitisation, CSR and sustainability.
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Gert van Meijeren, CEO, CTS

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Gert has over 25 years of experience in the tank storage sector. He has been a committee member for the first IR emission measurement standard for atmospheric storage tanks and the NTA 8399. Gert has also acted as a committee member on the current revision of EN 14015, the European design code for atmospheric storage tanks. Gert started CTS in 2004 and by 2016, the company had revenues in excess of $70 million. After a brief stint successfully setting up a new company TECS, Gert has now returned to his role as CEO of CTS integrating the TECS-activities in CTS.
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