Health and safety are fundamental values at Adriatic LNG and the company has been constantly achieving significant safety results. However even though the company is among the best in its sector it is ambitiously pursuing further improvements.
The identification, assessment and mitigation of potential risks is a responsibility shared by every Adriatic LNG employee, at every level of the organization.
From an operational standpoint, a careful analysis of all potential accidents, often called “near-misses” allows the preparation of corrective actions, both practical and procedural. A preventive approach to safety is used to reduces the probability of accidents and their impact. Adriatic LNG employs a specific method known as the “Incident Risk Assessment Tool” to identify potential hazards and their consequences. This tool has allowed the identification of additional preventive measures.
At Adriatic LNG, a culture of safety – in which caring for others is a top priority – arises from the comparison and sharing of experiences and methods, not only within the organization but also with suppliers and leading companies in the industry.
Technology and safety system
The terminal is characterized by cutting-edge technology that guarantees safe operations under the most varied environmental conditions, and is equipped with the most sophisticated safety systems. Adriatic LNG has adopted a system called SHEMS (Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Management System) for the management of risks relating to security, safety, health and the environment.
Reliability and integrity
Reliability and integrity of equipment are under constant scrutiny through maintenance, inspection and monitoring plans to ensure high levels of performance.
These plans are managed by implementing specific maintenance strategies for all components installed both on the offshore terminal and on the mainland. Adriatic LNG performs specific checks and maintenance operations on the plants and gas pipeline connecting the terminal with the metering station in Cavarzere, such as:
a) Structural Monitoring for possible seismic events;
b) Regular inspection of the pipeline;
c) Underwater inspection campaigns to verify the integrity of the immersed portions of reinforced concrete and steel structures.