Smit Lamnalco has passed a significant milestone in Oman after celebrating 14‐years of continuous marine and offshore support services with no Lost Time Incident (LTI).
The 5, 100 day record covers support to Single Point Mooring operations 10 km off Muscat Cove for the Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO). The services, which have run since 1998, are offered by a joint venture between Smit Lamnalco and Omani partner Suhail Bahwain Group. 14 years of zero LTI
Suleiman Al‐Maany, PDO Pipeline Infrastructure and Oil Terminal Manager, said: “To reach 14 years of zero LTI is indeed a remarkable achievement.” The occasion was marked by a celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Muscat, attended by key officials from PDO, Suhail Bahwan Group and Smit Lamnalco employees including vessel crews, and other Oil & Gas and Ports industry representatives.
The joint venture’s SHE‐Q Manager, Abdullah Al Maamari paid tribute to the skills demonstrated by the diving crews supporting PDO’s Single Point Mooring operations. “This record could not have been set without their outstanding efforts, ” he said.
Developing local resources
Vivek Seth, Smit Lamnalco Managing Director Middle East & Indian Subcontinent, said: “This milestone is a source of particular pride, given Smit Lamnalco’s continuous commitment to developing excellence locally to match the standards we set across our organisation. Our company is fully committed to maximizing the local content of our operations. Nearly 90% of our local employees are Omanis.” [ENDS]
Smit Lamnalco is the leading provider of safe and efficient towage and associated marine services to the oil and gas terminal industry. With more than 190 vessels and over 3, 000 staff worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to providing marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets. Active in over 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specialises in bringing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments.