PNG Gas Limited, a subsidiary of Gas Train Limited, has stated that it has achieved operational safety of one million man-hours without lost-time incident (LTI) at its Egbaoma Gas Processing Plant located at Ebedei, Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State.
Lost Time Incident or Injury (LTI) is a measure of injury or incident that occurs on a job that is capable of preventing a worker from performing or continuing with his or her task resulting in downtime in the operation.
It is an oil and gas industry benchmark that evaluates adherence to safety and environmental requirements during operations.
According to a statement by the company, the operational safety milestone it achieved in January 2018, was a demonstration of its conformity with oil and gas industry best practices.
This achievement, the management said, was made possible through the joint efforts and hard work of the entire workforce.
Speaking on the achievement, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Bolaji Ogundare, said the achievement was a reflection of how best the company had excelled.
â€œIt shows the degree of excellence in our strategy, organisational leadership, process systems and health, safety and environment (HSE) culture, despite the business challenges in todayâ€™s economy,â€ he said, just as he enjoined the management to maintain the record.
Also speaking, the promoter of Gas Train and a Director in PNG Gas Limited, Mr. Charles Osezua, stated that the safety landmark was achieved by Godâ€™s grace and the well thought out process the company was built on.
He commended the effort of the management of PNG for their adherence to the industry procedure and practice that ensured the investorsâ€™ vision was kept alive.
Osezua, who is also the Chairman of Owel-Linkso Group said: â€œWe are excited to have partnered with African Capital Alliance (ACA) and look forward to achieving the objectives of Gas Train.â€
Furthermore, he reiterated that ACA was still ready to support future Gas Train project development initiatives for the greater development of the country.
Recalling his past project experience on the Greater Lagos Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Project, Escravos-Lagos Gas Pipeline phase II project, amongst others, he said his team wouldnâ€™t have done less considering the calibre of personnel that were seconded to the project from Owel-Linkso Group.
In his remark, the companyâ€™s Managing Director, Mr Gabriel Ilenreh, stated that the total man-hours that culminated in achieving the one million zero LTI operation was the overall man-hours for carrying out the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and transiting into operational phase of Egbaoma Gas Processing Plant.
He said PNG was enthusiastic to leave its footprints in the energy space. He also expressed gratitude to the companyâ€™s shareholders for their unwavering support.
According to him, PNGâ€™s business model was structured with the aim of protecting the environment and creating value from our natural resources through its operations.
Ilenreh added that the company converts waste (gas that ordinarily could have been flared) to wealth and also processes gas from its raw state into finished products such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Propane, Condensate and Lean Gas.