RasGas Company Limited’s (RasGas) warehouse in Ras Laffan recently celebrated the completion of one million manhours without a lost time incident (LTI) over a span of seven years.
RasGas Chief Executive Officer, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, said:
As a world-class energy supplier striving for excellence, the safety record established by our warehouse demonstrates RasGas’ continuous commitment to excellence in every aspect of our operations. Safety is a core value in RasGas and implementing safe work behaviours is an integral part of our day to day actions.’
Speaking on the occasion, Al Mohannadi confirmed that RasGas never compromises on safety, and that the well-being of all its employees remains a primary focus.
Warehousing is a vital link in RasGas’ supply chain as it ensures the continuity of RasGas’ operations. It includes the maintenance of appropriate stock levels and guaranteeing the safe keeping of equipment and supplies. The complexity involved in the natural gas industry’s warehouse environment makes it amongst the highest LTI rates amongst other industries. This milestone demonstrates RasGas’ warehouse team’s ability to establish a strong culture of safety awareness whilst achieving the highest standards in the areas of inventory management and procurement.
RasGas Chief Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Officer, Brett Doherty, who also attended the event, said:
Achieving such significant milestones of zero incidents is only possible with our employees’ constant awareness of workplace hazards and approaching them in a safe and responsible manner.’
Supply Department Manager, Abdulla Al Mahmoud, responsible for the warehouse, said:
From material loading and unloading, to chemical handling and storage, racking and shelving and use of the laydown area, we adhere to stringent safety measures approved by the ministries of Civil Defence and Environment.’
RasGas’ warehouse in Ras Laffan provides support and services for all internal and external user departments including the onshore and offshore facilities, storing vital equipment for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Trains 1-7, Al Khaleej Gas 1 and 2, and Helium 1 and 2 projects.
RasGas is a Qatari joint stock company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the owners of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects RL, RL (II) and RL3 (Project Owners). With operations facilities based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, RasGas’ principal activities are to extract, process, liquefy, store and export LNG and its derivatives from Qatar’s North Field. RasGas, on behalf of the Project Owners, exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.
For pipeline sales gas to the domestic market, RasGas also operates the Al Khaleej Gas Projects, AKG-1 and AKG-2 supplying approximately 2.0 billion standard cubic feet (Bscf) per day. RasGas is currently adding production capacity by building the Barzan Gas Project which when fully operational in 2015, is expected to supply approximately 1.4 Bscf of additional sales gas per day to the Qatari market to meet growing demand for energy at power stations and downstream industries.
RasGas currently operates the Ras Laffan Helium Plant which was established in 2003 and came on stream in 2005. The plant extracts, purifies and liquefies helium from the North Field. The second helium plant entered production in June 2013 bringing the total liquid helium production capacity to 1.96 Bscf per year.
For more information, visit RasGas’ website.