Global Chief Executives of contractor companies meet at Pearl GTL
The global Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives of the major contractor companies supporting Pearl GTL operations have met at the Ras Laffan site to kick off the first in a series of annual events.
The aim of the event was to build an understanding and commitment for a safe and reliable production phase.
Some 31 global Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives representing 11 companies attended the summit. This is the first Asset contractor CEO summit following six previous construction contractor CEO summits that took place throughout the Project phase of Pearl GTL.
This summit marks the start of a production journey of many decades that Pearl GTL embarks upon, and its aim is to build a foundation for long term relationships between Pearl GTL and its contractors and for everyone working on the asset to commit to working together under the banner of ‘One Asset, One Team’, the banner previously used in the construction phase of the project to achieve its world class safety performance.
“The Qatar Shell GTL organisation now looks forward to many decades of safe and reliable production,” said Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice President Qatar and Managing Director of the Pearl GTL project. “We recognise that this can only be achieved by working in close harmony with our Contractor partners. I am convinced that together we can realize major synergies and lay the foundation for remarkable successes for the future – as One Asset and One Team”
Alan Morgan-George, Compass Chief Executive Officer Middle East said: “This is a multi-billion dollar asset with a huge investment in time and human effort. There is great expertise here and all that needs harnessing with all the stakeholders.
Frank Robben, Hertel Chief Operations Officer said: “Hertel strongly believes in team work, and this summit is all about alignment of contractors with Pearl GTL to ensure that the project is run safely and smoothly. The summit created energy and passion around leadership in order to take the right step in the right direction in this journey.”
Wilbert Boon, Qatar National Facility Services W.L.L Board Member said: “This was a great opportunity not only to meet with the Pearl GTL leadership team, but to meet all the other partners working on the project as well. We were able to discuss and share experiences, and align ourselves for the years to come.”
Phil Wratt, Transfield Mannai’s Chief Executive Officer Transfield Services Middle East added: “One Asset and One Team means you could walk on site and you couldn’t tell who each individual worked for because they were acting and behaving as one team and one unit with the goal of safely delivering production.”
“With a good welfare and safety system, you can guarantee that you will be getting the best efficiency in any operation,” said Christian Lefevre, Bourbon Chief Executive Officer. “Starting from this point allows us to address the most important issue from the very beginning of our journey.”
“In our business, safety is always number one,” said Andy Beaney, the Deputy Managing Director of Interserve International, Madina Group W.L.L. “We want everyone working on this project to feel safe and to go home safe every day.”
Senior Executives from EMCO-Qatar, Seashore Engineering & Contracting, Mowasalat, SGS Inspection Services, G4S, KAEFER and Venture Gulf Engineering W.L.L. were also present.
Pearl GTL is now producing liquid fuels, lubricants and chemical feedstocks from natural gas, opening new markets for Qatar’s natural resources. It will also produce significant quantities of natural gas liquids and ethane.
Wednesday 05th of October 2011, 09:42:09 AM BST
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