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Qatargas carries out emergency response exercise

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Qatargas has released a statement claiming that it has successfully carried out a major emergency response exercise in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, Qatar Petroleum and various shareholders.

The exercise involved a simulated fire and coordinated response from professional teams at a hydrocarbon storage tank is Ras Laffan Industrial City. Response equipment was successfully deployed, and command and control capability was validated.

Hamad Al-Duhaimi, Civil Defense Operations Director, Ministry of the Interior, said: “We have been deliberate in our planning to include all necessary statewide resources to ensure readiness to respond to an incident that requires fully integrated, large scale support to any industrial asset within the State of Qatar. This training was a great opportunity for all responding organisations, and was a good test of our ability to operate under a unified command structure. It gave us the opportunity to enhance our overall ability to succeed in future deployments, particularly with respect to communications and pooling of resources."

Hassan Jassim Abu Khamis, Emergency Management Services and Security Manager, Qatargas, added: “Exercising for a multifaceted incident enabled Qatargas to validate our world-class response plans and procedures. This joint exercise is testament to our readiness to minimise the impact of an event as safely and efficiently as possible."

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