SK Engineering & Construction has announced on Jan. 16 that the company recorded a new record of 80 million man-hours without any on-the-job injuries at the Wasit Gas Plant Project, which is developed by Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil firm Aramco.
The figure is a feat equivalent to a situation where a total of 1,000 people work 10 hours a day for 21 years and 11 months without a single accident. Also, this is a record high achievement for Korean construction companies operating overseas, SK E&C said.
Previously, SK E&C recorded 41 million man-hours without any accidents during the modernization of the Kuwait oil center in 2008, while the company recorded 6.5 million man-hours without an accident at the Ruwais refinery project in the United Arab Emirates in June 2014. Following the achievements, SK E&C broke the record once again. In particular, by the time it completed the Wasit project in March 2015, the company is expected to break the unprecedented world record of 100 million man-hours with no accidents.
Kang Jae-jun, executive director of SK E&C, said, “Based on the high level of safety management, we have overcome challenging working conditions, including sandstorms of deserts and heat waves in the Middle East. Also, this is a huge record accomplished from a large-scale construction site where 14,000 people from 15 different countries with different cultures and languages work every day, on average.”