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; Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 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.
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 290 terminals across the UK and Ireland, 76 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 2,600 storage tanks
- have an annual throughput of 55,500,000 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
The Tank Storage Association (TSA) is a membership only organisation and we take your privacy seriously.
The information that we hold is limited to business contact details for nominated personnel from our member companies. We do not hold any personal information.
Only the TSA Secretariat has access to the information that you have provided and this is used for the purpose of account administration and to provide the products and services that you have agreed to as part of your membership. Information is held in secure cloud based storage which is only available to the TSA Secretariat.
We will keep your information for as long as you are the nominated representative for TSA business, after which it will be permanently deleted. Should you wish to review or remove the information held, please contact us directly.
Board of Directors
Director Terminal Operations UK, World Fuel Services Europe Ltd
Chief Executive, Inter Terminals
Chief Executive, Oil and Pipelines Agency
Executive Director, Tank Storage Association
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.
A graduate from the University of Northumbria with a First-class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Adrian is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and has a Licence in Manufacturing Reliability which he earned at the University of Dayton Ohio.
In 1995 he moved to the chemical industry at the Grangemouth complex, where he held several posts in engineering and operations. Adrian’s last role at Grangemouth was as the Enterprise Reliability Director at Dow Chemical. This required coordination of manufacturing capability, with the supply chain on a global basis.
Adrian joined the Oil and Pipelines Agency as Oil Fuel Depot Operations Director in late November 2014, and was made Chief Executive in May 2015.
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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