Nass Corp records 11 million safe man-hours at Bapco Refinery

The milestone was achieved amis challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the summertime working conditions

The expansion will increase the refinery’s capacity to 380,000 barrels per day (bpd).
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The expansion will increase the refinery’s capacity to 380,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Bahrain Bourse-listed construction heavyweight Nass Corporation has recorded 11 million Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free man-hours on the Bapco Modernisation Project (BMP) that includes the construction of the Bapco refinery.

The health and safety milestone was achieved by the construction arm of the group, and follows the recent announcement by Bapco on the entire  BMP posting a collective 20 million safe man-hours.

Speaking on the safety milestone, general manager at Nass Contracting, Nigel Hector, said: “Nass Contracting previously achieved similar milestones on the Alba Line 6 Expansion Project. Work shortly began on the Bapco Modernisation Project, after the successful completion of the Alba Line 6 Expansion Project. With a peak manpower exceeding 4,000 personnel on-site, this is a tremendous achievement for all of the Project teams”.

The team behind the construction safety achievement included officials from Nass Contracting, represented by senior project manager, Ian Gill; divisional manager for Nass Industrial Services, Gianfranco Stefanoni; divisional manager for Nass Asphalt, John Patrick Mckeaney; operations manager for Nass Scafform,Lee Robson; and the general manager for Delmon Readymix and Delmon Precast, Jon Mottram.

Following a celebration that was organised to mark the achievement, senior HSE manager for the Nass’ Construction Platform, Andries Van Wyk, said that any day without an injury was a “good day”.

He added: “This achievement was not the first of its kind within the Nass Construction Platform, and it certainly won’t be the last. What makes this achievement incredibly special is the period in which it was achieved, with added challenges caused by Covid-19 and the summertime working conditions, our construction divisions achieved a remarkable milestone.”

TTS JV is the main contractor of the project that is set to be commissioned by 2022.

Speaking to Construction Week, earlier this year, Bahrain’s Minister of Oil, HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, said that the expansion is being handled by a consortium led by Italy’s TechnipFMC, South Korea’s Samsung Engineering, and Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas.

Touted as the biggest industrial project in the 90 year history of Bapco, the expansion will increase the refinery’s capacity to 380,000 barrels per day (bpd).

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