Disruptions of the power supply due to attacks, accidents, natural disasters or intentional interruption play a major role among the increasing energy supply problems. However, direct damage effects caused by i.e., blackouts, attacks on transport systems and converting plants, and the break-down of infrastructures have to be differentiated from the often more sustainable, indirect consequences which affect other economic areas, the stock exchange and the economic cycle. The growing number of plausible incident scenarios with enduring large-scale effects in the oil, gas and electricity supply as well as in the nuclear sector provides significant evidence of the sensitivity and vulnerability of the energy supply. Precautionary measures for severe incident cases are thus put on agendas everywhere.
The CESS Approach
Global and regional changes can escalate the probability of incidents: in supplying countries, during transit and in the large scale supply. Resulting risks have to be assessed from the perspective of governments, energy suppliers and agencies in a rapidly changing context. A strategic concept for the protection of the European energy supply has to consider the entire supply chain including investments, production facilities, refineries and gas liquefaction plants, transportation, electricity, networks and fuel pumps. The CESS portfolio is therefore entirely at the client´s disposal, including:
- experience from other comparable projects
- application of assessment methodology such as ROSI (Return on Security Investment) to support investment decisions
- comprehensive, process related assessment
- geo-strategic and geo-economic analyses
- scenario development and analysis
- vulnerability analysis of systems and processes
- education and training programmes
CESS and its partners offer their services across the whole supply chain in the Golf Region and the Russian Federation including its affiliate states, as well as in Europe and particularly in Germany. CESS provides integral security solutions for cases of major incidents (in particular caused by terrorist attacks).