Held under the patronage of Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, minister of interior and chairman of the high commission for industrial security, Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, the assistant minister of interior for operations affairs, inaugurated the Saudi International Oil Fire Safety Conference (OFSAC 2019) in Riyadh
The exhibition was organised over two days by the general secretariat of the high commission for industrial security at the ministry of interior, in the presence of Sun Xiansheng, secretary-general of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Mohammed bin Ali Al-Habdan, secretary-general of HCIS, and several industrial safety experts.
In his speech, the secretary-general of the high commission for industrial security stated that the conference and the exhibition will demonstrate the role of public utilities in mobilising and activating the oil, gas and petrochemical industries in the Middle East region in the prevention, prevention and safety of fire disasters, preparations and response plans in line with the Saudi vision 2030.
He also stressed the adherence of the high commission for industrial security to the objectives of the Saudi government to improve risk prevention and control measures and to address the dangers of oil and gas fires through the development of policies, plans and technical, engineering and regulatory guidance necessary to protect oil and industrial installations and to ensure safety and fire
The conference sessions are one of Saudi OFSAC’s most important programmes for 2019. The sessions were divided into three themes, the first theme is titled: “Fire disasters in the oil, gas, petrochemical and chemical industries: facts, figures and solutions”. The second theme will revolve around “best practices and innovations in the field of oil and gas fire prevention” and lastly, the third theme covers “Promoting a fire safety culture in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry from the perspective of the international community”.
It is expected that 350 people will participate in six specialised training programmes designed to meet the training requirements of oil and gas companies, petrochemical industries and power plants. The training programmes aim to bridge the training gap in fire safety and to introduce practical and viable solutions to improve efficiency.