Adam Duckett, 09 September 2015

Operator says membership will benefit wider industry

VIVA ENERGY, a refinery operator and exclusive licensee of Shell products in Australia, is the latest organisation to join the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC).

The company has signed on as an ISC Operating Partner and is expected to share its safety expertise to the benefit of process industries globally.

ISC is a trade-led consortium, with three partner categories – Operating Partner, Industry Partner and Supporting Partner. The aim of the centre is to improve process safety by bringing together industry-wide organisations to share and learn from each other. This will provide new insight and understanding from beyond normal industry circles.

Viva Energy was formed in 2014 when Vitol bought Shell’s Australian downstream business. Viva Energy operates the Geelong refinery, three other major hazard facilities, pipelines and around 20 fuel terminals across Australia.

Viva Energy group’s HSSE manager, Fiona Murfitt, says the company is proud to formalise its relationship with ISC.

“As a company, we strive to improve our process safety performance and believe our membership will improve process safety outcomes, both within our own business and within the wider industry.”

ISC director Trish Kerin says: “We are very excited to have Viva Energy join the ISC, whose business focus is on downstream petroleum activities.”

“Viva Energy’s membership has broadened the diversity of industry sectors within the ISC community and this complements our existing membership very well.”

Extracted in full from TCE Today.