Tag: risk assessment

Proactima to explore future transport systems

The Norwegian Research Council has granted Proactima research funding to investigate and increase knowledge about vulnerabilities in future transport systems. The Research Council har granted Proactima and our project partners up to NOK15.9 million of a total of approximately NOK26 million for this purpose.

The project is part of the Research Council’s Pilot-T program, focusing on new solutions in the interface between mobility and ICT. The Pilot-T is a collaboration between The Norwegian Research Council and Innovation Norway, based on an assignment from the Norwegian Ministry of Transport.

“The transport systems of the future are digital, autonomous, adaptive – and integrated. Today’s methods and approach to assessing and manage risk are not suitable or sufficient to handle the future systems. In particular, the knowledge of the mobility systems as a whole, is deficient. We need to understand, and be able to handle, risk and vulnerability in many complex subsystems – as well as in the complex interwind systems”, says Trond Winther, CEO in Proactima.

“In this project we will develop knowledge, services and tools for effective identification, comprehension and management of vulnerabilities and risks in future integrated intelligent transport systems within and between companies, organizations and different society functions”, explains advisor in Proactima Anne-Kari Valdal, who will be the project manager.

“The project has a broad participation with representatives from companies focusing on risk management and societal security as well as technology and insurance. These are supported suppliers and partners representing research and development, academic competence, authorities, infrastructure management rail- and road technology, as well as legal competence”, says Anne-Kari Valdal.

The project has a duration of three years and will start on February 1st, 2021.

Proactima secures safety- and emergency preparedness agreement with the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

Proactima has entered into a new framework agreement with the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway. The agreement includes consultancy services within safety and emergency preparedness in the petroleum industry, both onshore and offshore on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The agreement includes areas such as risk assessment, technical safety, emergency preparedness and analysis.

“We are very pleased to once again be selected by the Safety Authority”, says Trond Winther, CEO in Proactima. “Proactima has previously carried out several assignments for the Petroleum Safety Authority during the last 12 years. Among others, Proactima has supported the Safety Authority with professional assessments and several studies in connection with:

  • the integrated management plan for the Norwegian sea areas
  • fire loads in specific drilling operations
  • evacuation solutions and winterization of installations in the northern areas
  • mapping assignments related to initiatives and standards in order to prevent emissions to sea from petroleum activities in the northern areas

“Proactima is also involved in several research assignments for the Safety Authority and assists also within heath and working environment projects”, says Winther.

“The assignments within this agreement will vary in nature from simple analyzes or assessments to more in-depth investigation or verification of different solutions. We are addressing areas which are very important for the oil- and gas industry and where we are able to fully utilize our experience and technical capability in addressing key challenges”, Winther underlines.

The framework agreement has a duration of two years with additional extension options.