At TAQA Europe, we believe the health, safety and security of our employees, contractors and the public is our highest priority.
We endeavor to:
- Ensure that our assets are operated safely
- Assure the integrity of our assets
- Respect, protect and understand the natural environment
Strong business performance requires strong health and safety performance. At TAQA, we encourage a culture of personal responsibility where we look out for the safety of ourselves and each other. This proactive safety culture, what we call intelligent safety, forms the basis of our approach across our European business.
Netherlands offshore methane reduction programme
TAQA is contributing to a collective industry effort in the Netherlands to cut offshore methane emissions in half by the end of 2020. Through our membership of the industry association NOGEPA, we have committed to implement measures which help to realise an overall 50% reduction from 2017 emission levels.
Methane emissions in the Netherlands oil and gas sector had already fallen by around 80% in the period from 1990 to 2017. The objective set out in the industry initiative is to further reduce overall emissions from existing offshore production platforms from 8,562 tonnes of methane per year in 2017 to
4,281 tonnes per year by the end of December 2020.