eCompendium Project

Flotta Oil Handling Terminal

The Prevention and Response to Major Incidents

On 12 – 16 January, 2015 the ICOE team visited Flotta Oil Terminal, Orkney to gather data on HSE and major incidents prevention and response practices on the Terminal. Flotta Oil Handling Terminal provides an interesting case study as many of its practices are specialised for the unique conditions present. The Flotta mission was led by WJ Cairns, former leader of Flotta Terminal’s original design and planning team, and was supported by James Leitch, former head of HSE on the Terminal, and two senior ICOE research associates. The team interviewed leaders and key personnel regarding safety practices and reviewed the arsenal of HSE equipment. The information is currently being compiled into a case study report for Talisman Sinopec Energy UK, the terminal operators