Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Norwegian Company has to Close its Dutch Tank Farm

The Norwegian company Odfjell has under heavy pressure decided to entirely close for the moment its tank farm in the Rotterdam region. The company’s director Laurence Odfjell has admitted that the facilities do not meet environmental and safety standards. It will have to replace all cooling and extinguishing facilities on its more than 140 tanks with new ones. The company has apologized for its failures and hopes that the safety shutdown and restoration plans will remove the protests in society regarding its activities. The Dutch Environmental and Safety authorities consider the safety shutdown the correct response in view of the situation at Odfjell.

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