Oikos Storage is the UK’s largest independent liquid petroleum bulk storage facility. Located on the north bank of the Thames on Canvey Island, Essex, the terminal has been a crucial hub for the country’s transport fuel industry for the past 70 years.
The facility receives liquid petroleum imports via ship, and is the only independent terminal connected to both of the UK’s two main underground pipeline distribution systems. It therefore plays a key strategic role in road, jet and bunker fuel distribution networks.
As a major site handling large quantities of highly flammable liquid petroleum, Oikos is subject to strict health and safety regulations under The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH). The company is extremely proud of its unblemished track record in health, process safety and environmental practices.
A key part of this is maintaining safe, secure, 100 percent reliable communications on site. So when the company came to review its use of an ageing fleet of analogue Motorola GP340 ATEX radios, it turned to Brentwood for advice