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ENGIE's Yanbu 4 IWP nears full operation milestone with 24 million safe man-hours

  • ENGIE's Yanbu 4 IWP nears full operation milestone with 24 million safe man-hours
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ENGIE has announced it has achieved 24 million safe man-hours without a Lost-Time Accident (LTA) at the Yanbu 4 Independent Water Project (IWP), reports Zawya.

This feat precedes the project’s imminent full commercial operations slated for 2024.

Luis Pascual, CEO of Yanbu 4, commented on this achievement, saying, “Today’s milestone is significant to ENGIE’s policy of 'No Life at Risk'. The 24 million safe man-hours reflect our dedication to maintaining and enhancing safety protocols, ensuring that every team member returns home safely each day.”

The Yanbu 4 IWP has been operating at full tilt, catering to the water needs of both Makkah and Madinah.

Mohammed Al Hajjaj, CEO of Engie KSA, explained, “ENGIE is not just about leading in energy and desalination; we are a leader in this industry and set the standard for safety and responsibility. The accomplishment at Yanbu 4 sets a new benchmark for the industry and highlights our capacity to handle large-scale, complex projects while prioritizing the health and safety of our workforce.”

Built at a cost of SAR 3.3 billion, the Yanbu 4 IWP, helmed by ENGIE alongside Saudi entities Nesma and Mowah, represents a significant stride towards sustainable infrastructure development. Equipped with cutting-edge reverse osmosis technology powered by solar energy, the project is designed to churn out 450,000 m3/day of potable water.

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