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Acciona celebrates safety milestone at Al Khobar 2

More than 14m man-hours without lost-time injuries have been recorded at a desalination plant set to serve three million residents

For its work at the Al Khobar 2 SWRO desalination plant, Saudi Arabia, infrastructure specialist ACCIONA has achieved a safety landmark of 14m man-hours without lost-time injuries (LTI).

The Spanish firm believes this reflects the collective efforts of all stakeholders, including subcontractors and their personnel, prioritising safety alongside project execution throughout the diverse spectrum of works.

To celebrate this milestone, the company organised a special event, bringing together all project employees, consultants and end-user representatives. During the day, Jesús Corral, Project Director, emphasised the company’s commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards and completing the project on schedule, without any LTI. He stated that their aim is the overall completion of the project with a zero LTI index.

Meanwhile, Chan Zeb, Acciona’s Al Khobar 2 HSE Manager, highlighted the C-Suite’s belief in fostering a Health and Safety culture and promoting safe practices to ensure the well-being of every individual involved in the project.

Al Khobar 2 SWRO desalination plant is located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, approximately 400km from Riyadh. It will have a daily capacity of more than 600,000cu/m, making it one of the biggest facilities in the country. Once commissioned, it will serve a catchment area of more than three million residents.

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