The Complex is unique within the BP Group worldwide in that it is the only site which has all three of BP’s major business streams – Exploration, Oil, and Chemicals - together on one site and integrated into a single interdependent operation.
Each business stream consists of a number of processing facilities (Operational Units) which are supported by a large utilities and distribution infrastructure including a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and a logistics operation (warehousing, packaging and distribution) operated by third parties with specific expertise in these areas. These logistics facilities are located predominantly on the South Side.
Historically the three business streams on-site were operated as independent businesses using a range of Complex wide support services. The management control and coordination problems associated with this structure were recognised and in April 2000 the responsibility for all three operations on-site were brought together under a single management structure for the entire Complex. A Grangemouth Leadership Team (GLT) was set up with overall responsibility for all operations on-site and led by a single Complex Director.
The purpose of this re-alignment between the individual businesses and the Complex -wide support services was to ensure that Grangemouth could operate as a single Complex with common values and processes and common approaches and standards. The overall aims of this re-alignment were to increase profitability, reliability and health, safety and environmental performance in order to realise the potential of this unique Complex.
In addition to those employed in the main business streams others are employed in a number of Central Resource Groups on-site which include Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E), Human Resources (HR), Operations Support Group (OSG) and Shift Management.
The HS&E department coordinates all health, safety and environmental activities on-site. It also coordinates the approach taken on-site to fulfil the stated aims of the BP Group in relation to these areas.
BP Group Health, Safety and Environmental Policy and Expectations are translated into local working arrangements, policies and procedures for the Complex.
Further detail on health, safety and the environment at the Complex can be obtained from the BP website (www.bp.com).