The ISO certification ceremony of Sur desalination plant was presided by H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Mustahil bin Salem Shamas, Governor of South Sharqiyah. Bahwan Veolia Water has adopted an ambitious policy for well being and security. In addition to the entire management program that was implemented and constantly enhanced given that, the organization has created significant efforts on the communication and coaching of staff and subcontractors. In 2017, much more than half of the three,000 coaching man-hours have been committed to HSE, representing much more than two days of HSE per individual.
Erwan Rouxel, Veolia Contracts representative in Oman, stated, “Veolia is already firmly rooted in the Omani society, especially in Sur. Every year, several dozen of young men and women from Sharqiyah are welcomed for several weeks of training, to give them a first experience of working in the private sector. Veolia is also supporting diversity and equal opportunity of work between gender. This year, we have recruited the first omani woman as operator supervisor as part of our Operations team.”
“With these certificates, we are not only celebrating the health and safety culture of our company, but also its commitment towards the protection of the environment, as well as the constant focus on delivering the best services possible to our clients,” stated Sébastien Chauvin, CEO of Veolia Middle East. Sur Desalination Plant has been in operation given that October 2009, and has inaugurated its extension about two years ago. It is the primary supply of freshwater for North and South Sharqiyah. The plant utilizes reverses osmosis technologies, and is pumping the seawater partially from beach wells and partially from a direct seawater intake.
Information Source: Muscat Daily