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McDermott passes 50 million man-hours without LTI

McDermott International has announced that it has achieved more than 50 million man-hours without a lost-time incident (LTI) in the Middle East

McDermott has achieved 50 million man-hours without an LTI in the Middle East. [Representational image]
McDermott has achieved 50 million man-hours without an LTI in the Middle East. [Representational image]

McDermott International has achieved 50 million man-hours in the Middle East without a lost-time incident (LTI).

The engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contractor stated that its Taking the Lead programme and McDermott Operational Values (MOVs) initiative contributed significantly to its reaching the milestone.

The company achieved the milestone between 22 October, 2013 and 27 January, 2017. During this period, McDermott installed more than 80,000 tonnes of steel, and laid in excess of 200km of pipeline.

The 50 million man-hours figure is equivalent to the time that it would take to build Dubai’s Burj Khalifa 2.25 times.

Linh Austin, McDermott’s vice president for the Middle East and Caspian, commented: “Everyone at McDermott had a part to play in reaching the 50 million man-hour milestone; it was achieved through mutual regard for each other, and dedicated teamwork.

“Safety isn’t just a procedure for us; it’s a culture deep-rooted within every function and division of our business. It is our number-one priority.”

On a broader level, McDermott recently passed one year without an LTI. This achievement includes activities within the firm’s four global fabrication facilities, two spool bases, 12 owned/operated offshore vessels, and offices around the world.

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