Bechtel and Ma’aden Aluminium Company Reach New Safety Milestone

Bechtel and the Ma’aden Aluminium Company have celebrated a major
safe working achievement at the Ras Al Khair Aluminium Smelter
project in Saudi Arabia: 25 million job hours without a lost work day
injury. Ras Al Khair will be the world’s largest aluminium smelter
when completed in 2013.

The Ras Al Khair Aluminium Smelter project, which is being developed
by Ma’aden in partnership with Alcoa, reached the safety milestone on
May 14. Twenty-five million job hours worked without a lost work day
case (LWDC) represents 269 LWDC-free days.

“This significant safety milestone is a testament to the leadership
and commitment to safety shown by everyone involved with the project
– Bechtel people, Ma’aden people, Alcoa people, and the many
contractors working at the site. It reflects the fact that zero harm
is at the forefront of all work we do,” said Russ Barretta, Bechtel’s
Mining and Metals general manager for North America, Europe, and the
Middle East. “Bechtel, Ma’aden, and Alcoa share a dedication to a
safe, environmentally sound, and healthy workplace for all

Bechtel has 72 years of experience in Saudi Arabia and is a global
leader in the mining and metals industry. The company has
successfully delivered more than 40 mining and metals projects in the
Middle East region and more than 2,500 across the world.

About Bechtel:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering,
project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand
apart for our ability to get the job done right — no matter how big,
how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global
business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power
generation, communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil,
gas and chemicals; and government services.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000
projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000
employees team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse
projects in nearly 50 countries. .

        For more information, contact:
        Kerry Heldon

SOURCE: Bechtel


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