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Aboitiz Construction receives worldwide safety excellence award

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. 

 

(From left) ACI President & COO - Alberto A. Ignacio Jr., JGC Corporation Project Manager - Tadashi Nagai, ACI FVP Operations - Emy Jonathan A. Bendebel, ACI AVP Operations - Alex P. Garciano
(From left) ACI President & COO – Alberto A. Ignacio Jr., JGC Corporation Project Manager – Tadashi Nagai, ACI FVP Operations – Emy Jonathan A. Bendebel, ACI AVP Operations – Alex P. Garciano

 

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
Aboitiz Construction

 

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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.

 

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From left: JGC Corporation Project Manager – Tadashi Nagai, ACI President & COO – Alberto A. Ignacio Jr., ACI FVP Operations – Emy Jonathan A. Bendebel, ACI AVP Operations – Alex P. Garciano.