Our customers in the energy sector include nuclear power plants, electricity suppliers, wind and hydroelectric power stations and oil and gas companies. They all have high risk factors and need advanced security solutions.
Having their head office located outside the city is ideal in most ways, but two break-ins in short succession made Vestas rethink their security approach. Specifically, the response time to potential threats had to come down.
In September of 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall on the border of Louisiana and Texas. The storm was the most intensive tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico and caused over $11 million worth of damage. Coming a mere three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the storm also presaged a record level of evacuations. For Leyton Brown, Manager of Global Security at Huntsman, the situation created a security issue unique to his three-decade plus career.
The power plant at Tapada do Outeiro, run by the company Turbogás – Produtora Energética, S. A., responsible for the management of the contract for the purchase of natural gas from Transgás (GSA – Gas Supply Agreement), of the contract for the sale of energy to REN (PPA – Power Purchase Agreement), and the operation and maintenance contract with Portugen Energia, S. A. (O&M – Operation & Maintenance), is located in the Municipality of Gondomar, and represented, as it still does, a new era in the production of electrical energy in Portugal.