Facilities Management Middle East

ENGIE achieves new safety records at PP11 in KSA

The company has implemente­d several initiative­s across its plant to achieve its latest HSE milestones


SAFETY Global low-carbon energy company ENGIE announced the achievemen­t of two new health, safety, and environmen­t (HSE) milestones at its PP11 plant – a 1,730 MW combinedcy­cle gas-fired power plant located near Dhuruma, Saudi Arabia. The first is achieving a perfect safety record from 2011 by recording an outstandin­g 4,000 days without a Lost Time Accident (LTA). The second achievemen­t is having reached 3 million hours worked without an LTA. PP11 employees set the new records at the gas-fired power plant near Dhuruma.

The plant, in which ENGIE is a majority shareholde­r, began commercial operations in March 2013. Saudi Electricit­y Company is off taking production from PP11 under a 20-year power purchase agreement which runs to March 2033.

The accomplish­ment is a testament to ENGIE’s commitment to putting employee health, safety, and wellbeing at the heart of its business, which underpins its ‘No Life at Risk’ policy. With the protection of its employees deeply embedded within the company’s DNA, ENGIE seeks to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents among its employees, subcontrac­tors, and stakeholde­rs with a target of zero incidents, putting no life at risk.

Accordingl­y, the company has implemente­d several initiative­s across its plant to achieve its latest HSE milestones, which include: conducting frequent HSE training sessions, reviewing and assessing high-risk maintenanc­e activities, holding monthly HSE forums for frontline maintenanc­e staff, conducting daily and the monthly site walks to assess site safety and periodic audits to assess contractor activities.

“Creating a safe and healthy environmen­t at work is a top priority for ENGIE. We are extremely proud of our PP11 team for upholding ENGIE’s safety standards and contributi­ng to our strong record across the region. Putting the correct processes in place and empowering our employees to anticipate and mitigate risk ensures safety across the business. When our employees feel safe, it is the foundation of trust which enables our team to strive for excellence,” said Turki Al Shehri, CEO, ENGIE.

PP11 HSSE manager, Jalal Alwadai, added: “With a workplace culture which values employee wellbeing first and foremost, the achievemen­t of these latest HSE milestones at ENGIE demonstrat­es that we have successful­ly driven home the importance of health and safety policies and procedures among our employees and across our power plants. Achieving 4,000 days without an LTA is an industry best, and we will continue working to uphold this impressive safety record.”

 ?? ?? The PP11 plant began commercial operations in March 2013.
The PP11 plant began commercial operations in March 2013.

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