Différents éléments de stockage de l'hydrogène


Make safety the driving force behind the development of tomorrow's green energy


14 European countries have included hydrogen in their energy transition plan. 80 million tonnes are produced every year for industry. This energy source presents major safety issues: reforming natural gas, its production, transport, storage and use have real special requirements, particularly to prevent any risk of explosion.
Apave and its experts can help you control your risks on a daily basis.


Your challenges related

to risk management

Your challenges related to human risks

  • Staff safety by training them in best practices
  • Management system certification to safeguard all phases of your projects and ensure reduced manufacturing, installation and production costs

  Your challenges related to technical risks

  • Risk prevention and consideration of production needs in addition to storage and transport
  • Flammability and explosion risks
  • Constant maintenance of permeation leaks


Your challenges related to environmental risks

  • Environmental impacts of construction across all project phases
  • Prevention of major accidents (flaming leak, drifting cloud explosion, etc.) and damage to property or the neighbourhood

Your challenges related to Digital and Technological risks

  • Managing your cybersecurity risks and taking action to keep your data secure

By controlling all these risks, businesses in the energy sector will be able to develop new, more environmentally-friendly and more decarbonised production and consumption systems worldwide, to contribute to tomorrow's world.


Did you know ?

The majority of French hydrogen is still produced from fossil fuels (94%) and is used in polluting industries such as oil refining and fertiliser production.

The complete Apave offer
to meet your challenges

Apave supports all stakeholders in the hydrogen facilities market so that they are able to safely respond to the challenges related to their activity :

  • Cutting-edge expertise and seasoned field experience combined with thorough knowledge of current regulations
  • An objective opinion thanks to our third-party status
  • A single point of contact throughout all your projects to facilitate communication and streamline exchanges
  • Expertise covering the entire life cycle of hydrogen facilities (design, construction, tests, operation, modifications, renovation and deconstruction, upgrading, staff training, storage and transport) 

You work in the design/study phase of Hydrogen facilities

Your challenge: complying with regulatory standards and duties to ensure the safety of populations and the environment:

  • Assistance with the design to prevent major risks: location (distance, overhead or underground), choice of equipment structural elements (volumes, diameters), choice of construction methods (resistant, protective), choice of safety devices (non-return valves)
  • Administrative and technical management of authorisation applications upstream of projects, ICPE regulatory expertise and SEVESO context
  • Risk analyses, HAZOP, EDD, modelling of the consequences of major accidents.
  • Definition of ATEX zones, safety principles adopted
  • Sizing of installations to optimise performance
  • Analysis of buildings when setting up on buildings
  • Quality monitoring: quality control process and process monitoring
  • Feasibility study
  • Ecological inventory
  • Environmental assessment
  • Carbon footprint
  • Acoustic modelling
  • Characterisation of materials
  • Environmental quality training, industrial risks
  • Health, safety and environment (HSE) / SPS coordination
  • Certification, Validation of CE conformity of pressure equipment (PSE)
  • Submission of digital twin constraints

You work on the construction or renovation of Hydrogen facilities

Your challenge: controlling costs and deadlines while ensuring safety on the construction site and of the environment

You work during the operation and maintenance of Hydrogen facilities

Your challenge: assessing the condition of the facility and carrying out the necessary maintenance work

  • Study of operating safety
  • Periodic checks of electrical installations
  • Periodic checks on the suitability of equipment in ATEX zones
  • Testing of high voltage relays
  • Ultrasonic bolt tightening check
  • Vibratory check / Verticality check NDT on drums (ACFM...)
  • Development of the emergency plan, exercises and training for implementation
  • Implementation and audit of the safety management system in the SEVESO context
  • Five-yearly review of SEVESO hazard studies
  • Certification: System ( ISO 9001 / 19443), Environment (ISO 14001), Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Human (skills), Equipment (Qualification via CbyApave)
  • Training: Working at height, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Maintenance, Fire, ATEX, Pressure Equipment, Electrical Authorisation, CACES®, Scaffolding, Welding - NDT
    Non-destructive testing
  • Operational monitoring of pressure equipment (inspection plan, inspection and requalification)


You work during the deconstruction of Hydrogen facilities

Why choose




Independent third party body working for an even safer industry
Apave experts advise you and provide bespoke response appropriate to your challenges. Recognised for its knowledge of risk management for 150 years, Apave supports its customers in a shared progress approach, for a safer and more sustainable world.


The skills of our field teams. Knowledge of technical and environmental regulations
Drawing on our experience, we work on a daily basis on developments related to the operation of your activities, so that you can maintain the highest safety level for your facilities and organisations.


Provide a response targeting industrial efficiency and process digitisation. 
For each of your projects, a local multidisciplinary team is made available to give thorough consideration to all the impacts related to risk management. Our satisfaction is in bringing you a high level of technical know-how by guaranteeing the best project management while considering the background, your objectives and all your constraints.

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