Emergency Plan to license renewal – our client’s goal is met
Based on the results of the numerical modelling study, it was possible to plan contingency operations in case of oil incidents in the terminal. An independent consultancy company developed the Emergency Plan for our client, with the results of our simulations and analyses as the basis for the Plan. In due course, INEA – the Environmental Agency of the state of Rio de Janeiro – approved the Emergency Plan and renewed our client’s port terminal operating license.
Our study supported the development of a single Emergency Plan and this was a success in itself. It not only helped the Plan get approved and the license renewed, but also made it more reliable and effective. Studies like this make it possible for port operators to combine different types of oils, origins and characteristics of the spill with realistic metocean conditions. This in turn helps to produce more reliable predictions of consequences, empowering them to plan actions for all kinds of situations.