The EDC N2N Relocation Project has just reached another safety milestone as it accumulated a total of 1,500,266 man hours without any lost time incident (LTI) on February 19.
The same project was a Corporate Safety Excellence awardee during the 9th Energy Safety and Health Conference held in December 2013. Organized by the Safety and Health Association of the Philippines Energy Sector (SHAPES) in cooperation with the Department of Energy (DOE), the annual awarding ceremony aims to recognize people and organizations that contributed to the promotion of safety.
Project Manager Honorato M. Dalawampu attributes their milestone to several factors. “Number 1 is the company’s commitment to the safety of all its people. Since the start of this project, we have instilled in the minds of all our 42 team members at the site that safety should always be put first,” he shares.
The project involves civil works for the relocation of the Energy Development Corporation’s Northern Negros geothermal power plant from Bago City, Negros Occidental to the Nasulo geothermal site at the Southern Negros geothermal production field in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
Meanwhile, the Petron Refinery Expansion Project (RMP-2) was recently awarded with a Plaque of Excellence for achieving 2 Million safe man hours from July 2012 to November 2013. Awarded by Petron and its general contractor Daelim Philippines, plaques of excellence were given to only 2 out of over 30 contractors. First Balfour’s was handed by Daelim Site Manager Hun Jung Chung to First Balfour Project Manager Aquiles S. Gonzalez III on February 10.
Highlighting the role of teamwork to their recent achievement, ASG shares, “Syempre buong project management team, workers, at mga subcontractors ang nagtulong-tulong para mapanatili ang zero LTI record. The extra effort exerted by our safety officers should also be credited; walang sawa silang gumagabay sa mga tao natin.”
Targeted for completion towards the end of 1Q 2014, First Balfour won a civil and building works package from Daelim for the RMP-2 project. Petron’s most ambitious investment to date, the expansion of the Bataan refinery will further enhance the country’s supply security once completed.