Orpic’s aromatics plant completes injury-free 7 years

Business Tuesday 15/November/2016 14:02 PM
By: Times News Service
Orpic’s aromatics plant completes injury-free 7 years

Muscat: Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company’s (Orpic) aromatics plant in Sohar recently completed a major milestone of completing seven years of safe and successful operations without Lost Time Injury (LTI).
Over seven years ago, Para-Xylene was first declared ‘On-Spec’ and diverted to day tank, which was another major milestone that was achieved. Both these events mark a major milestone in the aromatics plant journey.
As a leading organisation, Orpic places emphasis on safety — be it their people, plant or operations. The company works with a clear target to zero harm across all its operations proactively identifies, analyses and mitigates any impact that may occur across its areas of operations.
“We are extremely happy and proud of our achievement. The operations, maintenance & technical services teams at the aromatics plant are closely aligned with the HSE (health, safety and environment) rules and practices, so our combined strengths form a formidable barrier in avoiding incidents,” said Hamed Al Ajmi, general manager – Aromatics Plant.
“In order to assist and emphasize safety, a wide range of tools have been developed over the years: permit to work, internal/external audits, drills, training/coaching followed by evaluation, adhering to standard operating procedures, developing process safety awareness & culture to name a few,” he added.
“This could not have been possible without the contribution of all those who have been serving for Aromatics Plant both directly & indirectly all these years. We hope to maintain this momentum,” he said.