Khalifa Stadium achieves 1 million safe man-hours
An event was held at the Khalifa International Stadium – Aspire Zone Energy Centre precinct to celebrate the landmark achievement of more than one million man-hours without Lost Time Accidents
Khalifa International Stadium – Aspire Zone Energy Centre, has attained a major milestone, achieving completion of more than one million man-hours without Lost Time Accidents.
With over 800 people on site daily, the dedicated plant will provide energy to cooling systems at the historic stadium, which is one of the proposed host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, reports the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s website.
This forms part of various safety related events hosted by the SC and its partners, held on a regular basis across all planned host venue building sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Galfar Al Misnad Engg. & Contg. WLL is the main contractor on the Khalifa International Stadium Energy Centre, with other companies on site, including Al Khayarin Group, Metscco, Energy-tech, Bluestar, and Naffco.
Gary D Higham, site senior safety engineer, SC Technical Delivery Office, said that coordination played a vital role in achieving this milestone, and added: “The excellent management and facilities on site, in addition to the high standards of healthcare and superb team work seven days a week.”
Nigel Valvona, SC Site Construction Health & Safety programme manager, stressed that the SC makes safety a priority, with over 33 million man-hours without Lost Time Accidents reached across all the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar building sites.
The plant’s tonnage capacity comes from a numbers of chillers and a thermal energy storage tank.
The centre will also serve the Aspire Academy buildings, the sports hall, the fitness centre, and the aquatic centre, along with Khalifa International Stadium.
The energy centre is set to centralise the cooling infrastructure, compensating for the need for individual rooms in each building within the Aspire Zone Foundation, bringing about 40% improved energy efficiency and 20% life-cycle cost savings.
Supplied by the energy centre, the chilled water will be carried to all the connecting buildings through an underground tunnel, while automation controls will regulate the flow to the stadium and each of the buildings.