Safety has been and continues to be an integral part of the way Hibernia conducts its business.
Lessons learned from other offshore developments have been incorporated into the design and operability of the Hibernia production facilities. Safety is an expectation in every decision made by all personnel working with Hibernia.
HMDC recognizes that environmental objectives, based on relevant scientific and socio-economic data, are best achieved by defining specific goals and developing appropriate standards through government consultation. Input from local communities is also essential in order to strike a balance between environmental needs and the technical and socio-economic demands of the project. HMDC is applying some of the most stringent measures in the industry to prevent oil spills. All production, storage, off-loading, and transportation systems have been designed to minimize the likelihood of any oil spills, large or small, and an effective Oil Spill Response Plan has been incorporated into the project's overall emergency response procedures.