GWC Lifts 180 Ton Auxiliary Boiler
GWC (Q.P.S.C), the leading logistics provider in the State of Qatar, has completed the transport of a 180-ton auxiliary boiler on behalf of Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO), shipping it from Italy through to Messaieed port to the client location.
“We are proud of this achievement and for delivering our clients’ requirements seamlessly.” Stated GWC Group CEO Mr. Ranjeev Menon. “GWC’s abilities and experience in handling the movement of over-size cargos have engendered trust in the industry for handling even the biggest machinery, positioning us as the provider of choice for these services.” He added.
GWC’s vast experience in project logistics and heavy lifts have allowed for the safe and timely transport of QAFCO’s cargo, overcoming challenges and difficulties throughout.
With a mass of nearly 740 cubic meters (dimensions: 10.90 X 7.22 X 9.36 meters), the boiler is a highly delicate piece of machinery despite its large size. After careful planning and coordination, the company performed the lift at Messaieed port, placing it on a specialized trailer, and then transporting it through a pre-plotted course after completing clearance for the shipment.
Project Logistics department has gained extensive experience in planning and procurement, making GWC the front-runner in providing turnkey project logistics solutions. The company’s specialized single-point control system allows for full coordination of the project from source to destination, offering 24/7 online tracking of cargo. A risk management team oversees operations to assure safety compliance is being adhered to at every step. This continued standard of reliability has GWC the provider of the choice for the oil and gas, energy and water desalination sectors, as well as support for offshore provision companies, among many more.
1000 Days LTI Free at Reservoir Management Optimization Project (RMOP) Logistics Supply Base; GWC, Total, Dolphin Energy celebrates
GWC (Q.P.S.C.), the leading logistics provider in the State of Qatar, held a ceremony to celebrate achieving 1000 days without Loss Time Injury (LTI), reflecting team work and operational excellence under highest safety standards. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Juan Sierra, Senior Manager RMO Project, Dolphin Energy; Mr. Fabrice Dalban, Logistics Manager at Total; Mr. Rajeswar Govindan, GWC Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Naji Nassar, Senior Director of Commercial Services at GWC, as well as other senior executives and employees from GWC’s, QHSSE and Human Resources teams. The ceremony was held at GWC Logistics Supply Base located in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) East Side Services Area (ESSA).
The company began working on a two-phase project with Total and Dolphin Energy in late 2015 and has continued to date without any LTI on site, now exceeding 1000 days. A dedicated team of 20 personnel working on the RMO Supply Base ensured their continued commitment to safety by following a number of protocols set for the base operations. Among these protocols was a daily toolbox talk held to discuss topics on safety and the expected operations of the day, regular monthly safety drills, a company-wide emphasis on PPE and HSE, as well as coordination between team members and visiting stakeholders in advance to ensure timely operations.
Commenting on this achievement, Dolphin Energy’s General Manager – Qatar, Mr. Hassan Al-Emadi said: “Safety underscores every action and drives our performance on a daily basis. By utilizing the skills and experience of our employees and contractors like GWC, and by integrating a commitment to continuous improvement, we have developed a strong track record in achieving the highest levels of safety.”
“This event has exceeded our expectations – when we noticed that we were nearing this milestone, it was a time to celebrate, reflect and share our experience with the world” stated Mr. Fabrice Dalban Logistics Manager at Total. “The amount of effort and the quality of this achievement is an indication of the services the company has continued to provide.” He added.
The ceremony was also held as the culmination of the company’s weeklong safety activities recognizing the World Day for Health and Work Safety on April 28. The activities included various video presentations, lectures, and entertainment activities all centred around the concept that at GWC, safety is a personal commitment for each employee. The events also included a safety pledge uttered by every employee, summarized by the safety slogan adopted by the company: “One Team, One Goal, Zero Incident”.
In recent years, GWC has combined its infrastructure development, contract logistics, and hazmat experience in order to offer logistics base design, construction and managements services to various key clients in the oil and gas industry. Developing around 150,000 square meters of area for various clients in record time, these logistics bases offer fully integrated concentrations of logistics solutions, with laydown yards, workshops, pipe inspection areas, and general and chemical warehousing. The company also offered the personnel, equipment, and base facilities for these operations, equipped with offices, air-conditioned warehousing, as well as canteen facilities, anticipating the delivery of all staff needs and requirements.
The company offers these services in accordance with the highest Quality, Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (QHSSE) standards, which provide the framework for all the company’s service offerings and operations. The company is committed to continuous improvement across all aspects of their services, priding themselves on achieving the ISO certifications for all service offerings and facilities, which are governed by an Integrated Management System (IMS).
“Our company’s various departments and divisions cooperate to ensure that all employees, clients, and subcontractors maintain the highest safety standards for operations conducted in or by the company,” stated GWC Chief Operating Officer Mr. Rajeswar Govindan. “It is our pleasure to utilize and share these skills to ensure that all operations for Dolphin Energy run reliably and smoothly in the safest and most secure of working environments.”