The Malta Independent 21 September 2021, Tuesday

Emergency drill held at Delimara Power Station

Friday, 23 July 2021, 17:40 Last update: about 3 months ago

A major emergency drill was held at Delimara Power Station (DPS) today.

This drill simulated a fuel leakage in a tank while maintenance works were taking place. Civil Protection personnel together with Enemalta's emergency response team were called on site to assist, an Enemalta statement read.

"In order for the drill to be as realistic as possible, Enemalta employees and respective response teams were not informed about this exercise beforehand. Such drills are held bi-annually as per COMAH (Control Of Major Accident Hazards) requirements, to put Enemalta's Emergency Response plans to the test. Following the drill, a report was drafted to identify any shortcomings and improvements to be made."

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"Additionally, ERA (Environment Resources Authority) and OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Authority) observed this exercise. The high level of professionalism adopted by all those who participated in this drill was duly noticeable, and Enemalta wishes to express its appreciation for the invaluable work carried out by its emergency response team and employees, CPD, the Police Force and all medical officers."

 This drill also serves as a training exercise to the public, Enemalta said.

"While Enemalta is confident that risks are very unlikely, if an emergency does occur, those living or working close by must follow the steps in this emergency instruction card, which has been sent to the public in the past, and is being re-linked for ease of access."


     

 

First speaker Ing Damian Baldacchino, Manager Compliance at Enemalta. Second speaker Ing Michael Falzon, Risk Officer at Enemalta


 

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