Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, tested their crisis and response preparedness to an emergency situation on Tuesday, 14 July 2014.

At Vivo Energy Namibia, we are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest international Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standards. It is against this background that Vivo Energy Namibia simulated an emergency situation to test the company’s response to a crisis. 

The Disaster Risk Management Division of the City of Windhoek has been part of preparations.  Other members of the oil industry also participated in the simulation.  Iscor Street in Northern Industrial, Windhoek was closed off for the duration of the simulation which saw the Namibian Police and the traffic department fully evacuate staff in the depot and surrounding areas.

Vivo Energy Namibia Managing Director, Johan Grobbelaar, said this exercise re-iterated Vivo Energy’ commitment and focus on safety. The high standards Vivo Energy applies are the same as the world-class Shell standards.  Our goal is to lead by example and set a new benchmark for safety policies and practices.  This commitment is fundamental, enduring and non-negotiable, and is an integral and essential part of our business plan,” Grobbelaar said.

About Vivo Energy

Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Namibia since 1975.  Vivo Energy Namibia has a storage capacity of 5,115 m³ and 38 retail stations with a majority having convenience retail stores.  Vivo Energy Namibia employs 61 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy is Shell’s exclusive licensee in Africa. A joint venture between Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell, we offer customers across the continent Shell’s high quality products and services. Our vision is to create “Africa’s most respected energy business”.

Vivo Energy is a joint venture between Vitol (40%), Helios Investment Partners (40%) and Shell (20%), Vivo Energy represents a unique combination of resources, experience and expertise.

Media Contact

Vivo Energy Namibia: Communications Manager

Abigail Raubenheimer

Telephone: +264 61 270 1225

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