Emirates Aluminium EMAL Phase II achieved an astonishing 25 million hours worked without a single Lost Time Incident, LTI, in April, just nine months since celebrating the milestone safety achievement of 10 million work-hours with zero (LTI).
With a current site population of over 12,000 project workers and their management representatives workers, the impressive Phase II occasion was marked by a formal on-site ceremony attended by EMAL’s President and CEO - Mr Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, joined on stage by Canadian Ambassador to the UAE - His Excellency Mr Arif Lalani, and President of Montréal-based company, SNC-Lavalin Resources Environment and Water Division, Mr. Neil Bruce.
Testament to the constantly evolving EMAL culture of “Safety first, last and always” cultivated since the landmark industrial diversification project’s inception, the ceremony included EMAL’s quarterly Environmental Health and Safety Awards for the top three best performing contactors. Along with award winning contractor representatives from William Hare (UAE) plc, Alucore Ltd and ELC-SAS, were members of the EMAL Phase ll Project Team led by Vice President of Projects, Mr Yousuf Bastaki.
Addressing SNC-Lavalin’s part in the accomplishment, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE - His Excellency Mr Arif Lalani, said: "EMAL is a great Emirates success story. It is a crucial piece in the country's economic diversification strategy. I am proud that Canadians and Canadian entities have been part of the financing, engineering, and management of this strategic project."
Commenting on this accomplishment, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, President and CEO of EMAL said: “Excellence in all we undertake is evident by the relentless consistency in performance by our employees and contractors alike, reflecting the common values, cooperation and sound project management. It is these common values that have ensured Phase II maintains an impeccable safety record, whilst reaching expansion milestones on plan, on schedule and within budget. The feats so far will encourage and drive us forward as we continue to safely and responsibly accomplish the ambitious goals we have set for ourselves.”
EMAL Vice President of Projects, Mr Yousuf Bastaki said: “EMAL continues to set a world class safety record. We are proud to witness that EMAL’s steadfast commitment to our core value of “Safety first, last, and always” is equally shared by all parties involved in the project, ensuring the safe and cooperative Phase II construction continues to set new standards of EHS excellence.”