Smit Lamnalco Sets 14-year Oman Milestone Without Incident

By MarEx 2013-04-30 14:37:00

Photo: Pictured (left to right): Anwar Al Mukhaini, HR Manager, Bahwan Lamnalco S.A.O.C.; Mukund Rajamani, Commercial Manager Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, Smit Lamnalco; Vivek Seth, Managing Director Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Smit Lamnalco and Alex Borges, General Manager Suhail Bahwan Group.

Smit Lamnalco has passed a significant milestone in Oman after celebrating 14 years of continuous marine and offshore support services with no Lost Time Incident (LTI).

The 5,100 day record covers support to Single Point Mooring operations 10 km off Muscat Cove for the Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO). The services, which have run since 1998, are offered by a joint venture between Smit Lamnalco and Omani partner Suhail Bahwain Group.

14 years of zero LTI

Suleiman Al‐Maany, PDO Pipeline Infrastructure and Oil Terminal Manager, said: “To reach 14 years of zero LTI is indeed a remarkable achievement.” The occasion was marked by a celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Muscat, attended by key officials from PDO, Suhail Bahwan Group and Smit Lamnalco employees including vessel crews, and other Oil & Gas and Ports industry representatives. The joint venture’s SHE-Q Manager, Abdullah Al Maamari paid tribute to the skills demonstrated by the diving crews supporting PDO’s Single Point Mooring operations. “This record could not have been set without their outstanding efforts,” he said.

Developing local resources

Vivek Seth, Smit Lamnalco Managing Director Middle East & Indian Subcontinent, said: “This milestone is a source of particular pride, given Smit Lamnalco’s continuous commitment to developing excellence locally to match the standards we set across our organisation. Our company is fully committed to maximizing the local content of our operations. Nearly 90% of our local employees are Omanis."

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