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RasGas celebrates safety milestone

LNG Industry,

RasGas has celebrated a new record of 100 million work man-hours without a lost time incident (LTI) at a ceremony in Ras Laffan earlier this week.

The celebration was attended by His Excellency Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas CEO, international dignitaries as well as representatives from various contractors. It was also attended by 10 000 of the contractor site workers who made this achievement possible.

Minister of Energy, Al-Sada, expressed his pride with the achievement: "On behalf of the State of Qatar and Qatar Petroleum, I am delighted to join you today to celebrate a historic achievement and to congratulate all of you for accomplishing 100 million man-hours without a lost time incident.

‘Exceptional teamwork’

"This remarkable safety milestone could not have been achieved without the exceptional teamwork and attention to detail by RasGas, its contractors, and sub-contractors; but most of all, it could not have been achieved without you following the correct safety procedures. Each of you has worked hard as a single team for this recognition; and you deserve this celebration. I sincerely thank you for making Qatar proud," he added.

His Excellency also expressed admiration that over 30 000 workers from 45 countries have contributed to this historic achievement. He also recognised the efforts of RasGas adding, "I also would like to thank RasGas, which is not just a reliable energy supplier, but is also an industry leader in safety and environmental performance".

‘Impressive achievement’

RasGas CEO, Al Mohannadi, also expressed his satisfaction with the industry record: "RasGas does not compromise on safety; as a world class global energy supplier, safety governs every aspect of how we do business. I am very proud of our impressive achievement and extend my congratulations to the RasGas Venture Group, project management teams, contractors, subcontractors and site workers for making this incredible milestone possible".

The RasGas Venture Group is dedicated to implementing and promoting safety across all construction sites.

"When all project elements are considered - including, having a workforce of more than 30 000 workers from 45 nationalities, a three square kilometre complex project site, and working at a rate of over 1.5 million hours per week - successfully managing all these components simultaneously makes reaching this achievement truly remarkable”, concluded RasGas Venture CEO, Nafez Bseiso.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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