LNG Satellite Plant (UAG-Socorridos) tests Emergency Plan with Civil Protection

Last Wednesday, Gáslink held the 6th Internal Emergency Plan (IEP) Implementation Exercise of LNG Satellite Plant (UAG-Socorridos), aimed to train the application of this Plan and the actions of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operators and drivers in an incident scenario involving natural gas.

This Exercise also featured the presence of the Sapadores Fire Brigade and the Municipal Civil Protection Service of Funchal, having been tested the Emergency Network communications (SIRESP), reaction times of the intervention teams and their joint action. The goals set for the exercise were fully achieved.

LNG Satellite Plant (UAG-Socorridos)

LNG Satellite Plant (UAG-Socorridos), managed by Gáslink Gás Natural SA, started its activity in 2014 and is intended to receive, store, regasify and treat LNG in order to guarantee a regular and continuous supply of natural gas to the Vitória Thermoelectric Power Plant in Madeira island. LNG Satellite Plant (UAG-Socorridos) is classified as a SEVESO Establishment (Decree-Law no. 150/2015, August 5) and annually carries out trials to test the efficiency of its IEP.

The LNG Satellite Plant (UAG-Socorridos) External Emergency Plan, recently approved by the Funchal’s Municipal Hall, the entity responsible for its development and implementation, is available for public consultation until November 13th.