Reporting emergency situations
Underground pipelines are a safe, environmentally friendly and reliable way of transportation of liquid fuels. Despite continuous surveillance and intense maintenance, accidents such as leaks cannot be ruled out.
Excavation works in areas where pipelines are located are especially prone to incidents such as leaks. These leaks can cause pollution of the soil and odour nuisance in the surrounding area, and can result in high costs, the costs for decontamination among them.
The Defence Pipeline Organisation (DPO) monitors the underground pipeline network 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It does this from a manned central control room at the Pernis depot in Poortugaal. The central control room can operate the network and assess reports, and in the event of an emergency, it can halt operations and activate (technical) specialists and emergency services if necessary.
The DPO monitors the underground pipeline network 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.