Ron Amodia | July 21, 2018
Aboitiz Construction, Inc., (ACI) has been recognized by global engineering company JGC Corporation (JGC) for attaining over 1.5 million safe man-hours, without lost time incident. ACI is the only JGC contractor from the Philippines to receive the distinction in safety excellence and joins other contractors for ongoing worldwide projects including those in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Indonesia.
Criteria considered in the selection included total recorded incident rate of close to zero, which is well and above the acceptable rate of 0.15., as well as commendation from JGC.
Aboitiz Construction has been a trusted partner of JGC for at least 15 years years in mining, power, and petrochemical projects. Its mining project in Taganito, Surigao received a safety excellence award for attaining 4.1 million safe man-hours in December 2012.
Creating a safety culture starts at the top, with employers who recognize the need for processes that are easy to follow. This is what we practice and consistently implement to ensure that our workers and staff return safely to their homes everyday. Practicing safety and being careful costs us nothing but carelessness may cost our lives.
– Alberto Ignacio, Jr.
President & COO
Mr. Ignacio thanked the project management team, led by Project Manager Rommel Yu and Quality, Safety Health and Environment Head Ambrosio Ompad, for making the achievement happen. Aboitiz Construction’s manpower is currently at 1,300 including subcontractors.
ACI accepted the award during a special ceremony on July 20 at Radisson Blu in Cebu City, accounts for the ongoing construction project in Sarangani, General Santos City of a 105-megawatt coal-fired power plant where JGC provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services with Aboitiz Construction as a major subcontractor. The project started in August 2017 and is expected to be completed by September 2018.