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GCE Group’s Director for Science co-authored UNECE’s Safety Guidelines and Good Industry Practices For Oil Terminals

07.09.2015

A unique document – Safety Guidelines and Good Industry Practices for Oil Terminals will be published in October 2015 under editorship of the UNECE Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents.

March 2012: an international work group unifying top experts was formed under the UNECE Convention to develop safety guidelines for oil terminals. GCE’s Director for Science, Alexey Isakov became one of the aforesaid members and co-authors of the Guideline. UNECE also issued a gratitude letter to thank GCE Group President, Alexander Moskalenko for his contribution into the process.

The Guideline cumulates safe operational practices with regard to the lifecycle of oil terminals. The mentioned practices are emergency prevention and response measures that will help to reduce harmful effects for health and the environment in case of an industrial accident.

The Guideline was developed considering data provided by national agencies, operators of oil terminals, financial institutions and non-governmental companies. Safety practices included into the Guideline are based on experience and lessons learnt from large-scale accidents. Consequently, it promotes generally accepted and experience-based measures that comply with international standards. 

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GCE Group is a lead company for health, safety and environment expertise in Russia and a global energy efficiency consultant independent from energy equipment suppliers. More than 20% of personnel have scientific degrees and are awarded for professional achievements. GCE’s top management participates in workgroups of UNECE, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and in state expertise.

Forum participant’s opinion

«Such forums will provide important contributions in terms of their specific subjects; as well as industrial safety. Through such kind of Forums, the recent studies and experiences can be shared; thus, the accidents can be avoided without any loss. The causes and consequences of the major accidents have vital importance in terms of industrial safety. The studies that are related to such kind of accidents (such as Soma) should be taken seriously. In addition, giving attention to new developments in industrial safety might increase the attention to the Forum. I am thankful to the organization committee. From the welcome until the farewell, everything was great».

Ayhan Yuksel

Ayhan Yuksel, Director of Chamber of Mining Engineers (Turkey)