You don’t need to go far back in history to know that effective fire prevention, detection and fighting is fundamental to the safety of any energy terminal.
On 4 April, VTTV launched a large scale firefighting exercise at area 40, which comprises three tanks for gasoil and jet fuel.
The objective: to demonstrate to the Cyprus Fire Service that we have adequate systems to address a full bund fire.
The exercise centred on VTTV’s mobile extinguishing system, and the successful outcome demonstrated the terminal’s capability to extinguish large-scale tank and surface fires.
The Fire Service was also able to certify that there were sufficient quantities of water and specialist foam available to support a major incident, meeting the fire extinguishing standards laid down by the United States body, NFPA.
The mobile system complements a state of the art, fully automated fire extinguishing system permanently installed at the terminal.
This valuable exercise also served to give the Fire Service and local communities full confidence that fire safety at VTTV receives full commitment and significant investment.