TSA is an industry based organisation whose members are dedicated to the professional provision of third party bulk liquid storage in the UK. Products stored typically include crude oil, petroleum and chemicals as well as potable liquids, edible oils and fats. Receipt and delivery of these products takes place by means of sea transport, inland barge, road, rail and cross country pipeline. Tank storage thus provides an essential interface between these various modes of transport. The industry also provides additional services, such as heating, blending and transformation of these products so that the diverse requirements of customers can be effectively met in a safe and cost effective way.
Products stored are for third parties and our member companies generally do not own the products they store.
TSA’s role is to champion the needs of its membership in Safety, Health, Environmental and Technical matters. One of the ways in which this is achieved is through our representation on a number of key industry groups, including HSE’s Chemical and Downstream Oil Industries Forum; DECC’s Downstream Oil Industry Forum; and several of the Energy Institute’s technical committees.
One of TSA’s key objectives is to encourage performance improvements and raise the overall standards within its membership. To this end the TSA’s members have, for more than 10 years, been reporting their occupational health and safety statistics to the Association who have been aggregating this data to demonstrate overall how members have performed. In 2010 the collection of safety statistics was extended to include process safety metrics.
Click here to read about TSA’s members safety performance in 2014.
TSA is also a member of the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations, FETSA, which is headquartered in Brussels with responsibility for monitoring EU issues which have an impact on the bulk liquid storage industry. It also fosters cross sector links, an example of a recent activity in this area is the work undertaken by FETSA, CEFIC, CONCAWE and FECC on the development of the IPPC-BREF on storage.
- operate over 250 terminals across the UK and Ireland, 70 of which are COMAH sites
- provide direct work for 4,000 people (including long term contractors)
- have a combined bulk liquid storage capacity of 8,500,000 m³
- maintain over 2,500 storage tanks
- have an annual throughput of 58,500,000 tonnes of product including transport and heating fuels, chemicals, animal feeds and many more
- manage 1,300,000 road movements, 6,000 sea movements, 7,500 rail movements and more than 1,000 inland barges per year
Andy started his career in 1969 as a Midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line, part of the Ocean Group Plc. During his time at sea he sailed on ships of the Blue Funnel Line , the Glen & Shire Line , Elder Dempster Line and OCL; experiencing exposure to a range of vessels from large container ships through to bulk carriers and general cargo vessels.
During his career to date Andy also served for many years in the Royal Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander and also as a Trustee Pensions Director for Tate & Lyle Pension Trust.
Paul Denmead is the Director of Terminal Operations UK, World Fuel Services. Following an earlier career in the Merchant Navy, Paul has had 30 years’ experience in the Independent Marine terminal sector of the bulk oil storage industry.
Peter Davidson was appointed Executive Director in April 2016. Peter joined TSA following 10 years as the director of Safety, Commercial & Projects at the UK Petroleum Industry Association.
“Barrie started his career in Mechanical Design and Engineering Project Management for Nuclear Energy research and manufactures of one off Cryogenic systems,Water Screening plant and Tanks/Silo’s.
The role of engineer was followed by the position of manager responsible for the running of all aspects of the business which included sales,commercial ,operations,engineering,HR and the business profitability. Barrie is now the technical authority for the TSA.”
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