Petrofac and Apache North Sea Ltd have reached a major safety milestone of two million man hours without a lost time incident (LTI) across all Apache’s North Sea assets – and have made a joint donation to an Aberdeen charity to mark the achievement.
Petrofac provides onshore engineering and both onshore and offshore construction services to all of Apache’s North Sea assets (a total of seven assets on the Forties and Beryl Fields plus the onshore Scottish Area Gas Evacuation terminal).
The teams from the Apache Projects Group and Petrofac delivered sustained and vigilant safety performance across the asset portfolio to prevent a single LTI since January 2013.
To mark this achievement, Petrofac and Apache made a £2,000 donation to the ‘Friends of the Special Nursery’, the charity of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit for premature and sick babies – which is also Petrofac’s chosen ‘charity of the year’.
Iain Watt, Director, Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations, said: “We have achieved this tremendous milestone thanks to an integrated approach from Apache and Petrofac and a shared commitment to safety performance on the assets. Safety is our highest priority and eliminating accidents and injuries, in all aspects of our business, is our goal.
“It is our aim, through leadership, communication, and co-operation, to create a safe working environment for our workforce and help teams eliminate the potential for incidents to occur at site or in the office; ensuring everyone accepts responsibility for personal safety and follows our ‘Golden Rules of Safety’.
“We hope this joint donation to Friends of the Special Nursery will raise awareness of the charity and assist in reaching their funding target – which is an initial £33,000 to purchase a special ‘Giraffe’ incubator for premature and sick babies.”
Mark Richardson, Projects Group Manager, Apache North Sea, added: “Safety, compliance, and production are the order of priority for all our projects and operations. The successful delivery of some significant projects in the last two years has added considerable value to Apache, but they are only truly successful projects because they have been completed without lost time injuries.”
Julie Wilson, Treasurer of Friends of the Special Nursery, commented: “I would like to thank Petrofac and Apache for their generosity. It is through these donations that we can help hundreds of families through difficult times.”