NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH has appointed RPS Energy as Consultant on Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Assessment
25 August 2011, News release from RPS Group Plc (UXO services)
Important step forward for the Nabucco project
Vienna, 24 August 2011: NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH has appointed RPS Energy as Consultants on unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk assessments effective from August 25, 2011. With many years of experience providing consulting services for Health, Safety, Environment & Security, the UK based company will support Nabucco in conducting a general risk assessment of possible Land Mines and UXO contamination, along the whole pipeline route.
In order to ensure that Nabucco and its contractors are able to operate safely in each of the five countries, a general risk assessment of possible Land Mines and UXO contamination needs to be conducted. Before entering into a full survey or clearance operation, the initial risk assessment will help Nabucco to determine the size and scope of the issue. It will clarify which areas warrant closer attention; for these areas a full survey and limited clearance will subsequently be undertaken.
The scope of this study will therefore be to assess the likelihood and consequences of an encounter with UXO contamination within the project footprint. The assessment will identify a credible UXO risk and make recommendations on the most effective way to mitigate the risks.
Nabucco is the new gas bridge from Asia to Europe. It will directly connect the world's richest gas regions - the Caspian region and the Middle East, to the European consumer markets. The pipeline will link the Eastern border of Turkey, to Baumgarten in Austria - one of the most important gas turntables in Central Europe - via Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.
Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH
Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH (NIC) was set up on 24 June 2004 to develop, construct and operate the Nabucco pipeline. Headquartered in Vienna, it is an unbundled midstream-company under EU law. NIC is owned by the Nabucco shareholders and is responsible for the development, construction, operation and capacity trading and allocation for the Nabucco pipeline. NIC will be the only company in direct contact with the shippers and will offer a one-stop-shop solution, operating as an independent economic entity in the market, and acting independently from its parent companies. The pipeline system will be constructed by the National Nabucco Companies (NNCs), which are subsidiaries of NIC in each of the transit countries.
RPS Energy is a global multi-disciplinary consultancy, providing integrated technical, commercial and project management support services in the fields of geosciences, engineering and HSE to the energy sector. RPS Energy helps its clients develop natural energy resources across the complete asset life cycle, combining technical and commercial skills with a wide knowledge of environmental issues. The company has an annual portfolio of over 500 projects, in over 100 countries, for over 100 clients.
For further information please email RPS Group Plc (UXO services)