A record 45 million safe man-hours at the world’s largest naphtha processing plant project in RT
Ras Tanura — The Ras Tanura Refinery (RTR) Clean Fuels Project recently celebrated the achievement of 45 million safe man-hours without a single work-related fatality or lost time incident since the commencement of construction in July 2017.
This safety achievement, reached in a complex brown field environment in the extreme conditions of temperature and humidity, was the result of a collaborative effort made by the Integrated Project Team of the Refining and NGL Projects Department (R&NGLPD).
Demonstrating Aramco’s commitment to safety, this accomplishment was made possible by the team’s strong focus on identifying and controlling hazards, reducing exposure to health and safety risks, as well as supporting the general health and well-being of the project team members. Strong preparation ensured that the company’s safety culture was communicated not only to Aramco employees, but also to a broader multicultural and multilingual workforce that includes Aramco’s contractors and partners in the project.
safety during extraordinary times
To maintain the health and safety of the project during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clean Fuels Project team complied with precautionary measures set by the Ministry of Health, including the deployment of portable voice amplifiers to ensure social distancing at the construction site, and the prevention of crowding by increasing the number of buses transporting workers to and from the construction site.
The project team also arranged weekly inspections of contractors’ and subcontractor camps, focusing on the implementation of COVID-19 established precautionary actions.
The overall achievement was significant as it helped the company maintain business continuity and effectively supply diesel and gasoline products (per Euro V fuels quality standards).
The project also includes a new naphtha complex plant that will include a 138,000 barrel per day (bpd) of naphtha hydrotreater, a 90,000 bpd reforming unit, and a 65,000 bpd isomerization unit, which are classified as the world’s largest naphtha processing facilities.
Top Page Photo Caption: Members of the team responsible for 45 million safe man-hours on the Gas Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project pose with Project Management Vice President Abdulkarim Ghamdi to celebrate the accomplishment.