Gulf Petrochem earns ISO accreditation
412,000m3 Fujairah terminal achieves global ISO standard certification
Gulf Petrochem has endorsed its focus on best practice and compliance in safety and sustainability by successfully adhering to the rigorous criteria for ISO accreditation. The certification will help the integrated energy company expand the capabilities of its Fujairah terminal to handle Crude oil and increase its storage capacity to over 1 million cbm, in line with industry standards.
TUV Nord was engaged to audit Gulf Petrochem’s compliance in March 2014 and has subsequently awarded the Fujairah oil terminal with Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008,
Environment Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
The review, requested by Gulf Petrochem, is testament for its unwavering commitment to international standards and strict compliance with environmental management systems, quality management systems and health and safety measures.
The German-based Classification Agency, the specialist global entity in auditing the compliance with ISO specifications, carried out an extensive assessment of all certifications including the environmental management mechanism through which the sustainable performance of the terminal is measured.
The registered approval is reassurance for customers that adhere to corporate governance guidelines and require that Gulf Petrochem’s procedures continue to deliver a consistently high-grade product.
As Mr Thangapandian, Executive Director and Board Member at Gulf Petrochem says, it helps build a foundation for Gulf Petrochem to move into Phase II of its expansion plans: “The certification ensures we implement our vision for additional tank capacity and plans for a manifold pumping station to connect all terminals in Fujairah, under the protocol that ISO certification demands.”
Sudhir Goyel, Managing Director and co-founder of Gulf Petrochem added: “This achievement is conclusive evidence that the company is enhancing its facilities in Fujairah under world-class requirements; which will contribute to maintaining a sustainable environment”.
“Gulf Petrochem will continue to prioritise health and occupational safety, maximize the efficiency of its performance, and showcase its ability in downstream and midstream through adopting effective controls to cope with risk, which conform to the policy &procedures that ISO certification demands.” said Goyel in a concluding remark.
The ISO Certification was handed over to Mr. Thangapandian by Mr. Shibu Davies, General Manager TUV Nord Middle East
at a ceremony at