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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

«What I can see from the first session is that the programme is on a high level. Some of the leading enterprises and organization present and contribute to this forum. There are so many laws, regulations, paragraphs, but sometimes everything a miner needs is to use his brain and practical training he has got in company. I hope that in the future we will be able to co-organize such event as this Forum with GCE as equals.»

Helmut Ehnes

Helmut Ehnes, Secretary-General, International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Mining Industry (ISSA Mining)
Director Prevention, BG RCI (Germany)