Oil spill modelling for Brazilian port terminal
We conducted an oil spill modelling study for a Brazilian port terminal operator. This was meant to support an Emergency Plan that they had come up with, in order to meet legal requirements.
We conducted an oil spill modelling study for a Brazilian port terminal operator. This was meant to support an Emergency Plan that they had come up with, in order to meet legal requirements. Based on our studies and contingency plans, our client submitted the Plan to the government. The result: their license was renewed allowing their port operations to continue normally and averting possible financial losses.
Brazilian legislation requires that port terminals operating in waters under national jurisdiction have an Emergency Plan for oil pollution incidents. As such, our client needed to develop an Emergency Plan and have it approved by the government. If they failed to do so, the government would not renew their operational license, causing their operations to come to a standstill. Total financial losses would follow until renewal of the license.
In response to our client’s requirements, we conducted an in-depth oil spill modelling study for them. We used the hydrodynamic and oil dispersion modules of our MIKE by DHI modelling software to simulate different scenarios of accidental oil spills within the bay.
Based on the results of the numerical modelling study, it was possible for them to come up with the Emergency. In due course, INEA – the Environmental Agency of the state of Rio de Janeiro – approved the Emergency Plan and renewed our client’s port terminal operating license.