The exercise was organised and run by BP in coordination with BP’s logistics partner, the New Zealand Fire Service, an environmental and engineering consultancy as well as the involvement of the Auckland City Council and Auckland DHB.
The simulation used dyed water to test the group’s collective response to cleaning up the spill as quickly as possible and examined environmental protection systems to ensure they are operating correctly. Learnings from the exercise will now be used by all parties for further training.
“The safety of our people and the communities around us is our first priority,” says BP spokesperson Leigh Taylor.
“Conducting emergency response exercises provides us with as close to real life experience as possible so we can respond well to issues if they do occur.”
BP thanks customers for their understanding while the site was shut for three hours while the exercise was completed.
For further information contact: Leigh Taylor | Communications & External Affairs Manager | Phone 021 715 986