Barka 1 sets milestone in operations safety

BUSINESS REPORTER –
BARKA, MAY 23 –
Barka 1, one of Oman’s first IWPP (Independent Water and Power Project) owned by ACWA Power Barka and operated by Nomac Oman marked a milestone occasion in the company’s operations safety history by maintaining an impeccable record of zero Lost Time Accident in the past 15 years. To mark this milestone, ACWA Power Barka and Nomac Oman organised a special event at the premises of the plant on May 15, 2017.
The event was attended by Ahmed al Subhi — CEO of ACWA Power Barka, Salim al Hatmi — Country General Manager of Nomac Oman, Dr Mohammed al Washahi — Barka, Plant General Manager Nomac Oman,
Fahad al Kindi — HSE Country Manager Nomac Oman, Talal al Mabsali — HSE Team Leader Nomac Oman and other members of the management and staff.
The plant was a result of the privatisation programme of the Sultanate of Oman and began its commercial operations in June 2003. Set up as the nation’s first dual purpose power generation and desalination plant which is 100 per cent owned by international and local investors, today it accounts for 6 per cent of the electricity and 27 per cent of desalinated water in Oman.
Speaking on the occasion, CEO of ACWA Power, Ahmed al Subhi said, “This is a remarkable safety performance for us and I congratulate the entire team for ensuring that safety comes first in our day to day activities. It is vital to our growth and success and this achievement reiterates our commitment to value people and processes as a company, this accomplishment is a landmark, very few organisations achieve this especially in our hazardous work environment”
Congratulating the team on their achievement, Salim al Hatmi — Country General Manager, Nomac Oman said, “This benchmark is something we are immensely proud of. Safety is our first value and priority. As the nation’s first dual purpose power generation and desalination plant, we are proud to ensure the success and smooth operations of the plant. The best practices from this plant is being exported and shared with other plants. This safety record is a testimony to each individual’s commitment and a proud milestone for all of us.”