First LNG disaster prevention facility in Northwest Europe
At Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam, Falck has started work on a the first Northwest European training facility for disaster prevention involving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the joint fire service in the port area are closely involved in the development of this training facility.
From September 2014, fire crews, employees and members of company emergency response teams in the chemical and petrochemical industry, the road haulage and water transport sector and storage and stevedoring companies will be able to practise and train in a realistic environment to combat disasters involving LNG. Falck, is a specialist in providing advice and training in the field of disaster and accident prevention in the industrial and public sector,
LNG is on the way to becoming the fuel for road transport and shipping. It is in keeping with European policy for cleaner fuels. It is not only cleaner, but also cheaper than diesel. Investments in the production, storage and transport of LNG are increasing sharply in the Netherlands. This green growth’ development is of strategic importance for the Port of Rotterdam.