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Published: 11 - 10 - 2023

Achieving 4 Million Safe Work Hours, GRR Tuban Refinery Project Receives 2023 Oil and Gas Safety Award

Achieving 4 Million Safe Work Hours, GRR Tuban Refinery Project Receives 2023 Oil and Gas Safety Award

Jakarta, October 4, 2023 – As one of the mega-projects for the construction of an integrated oil refinery with a petrochemical industry, designated as a national strategic project, it is undeniable that the attention of stakeholders is focused on the Grass Root Refinery (GRR) Tuban Project. One of the focal points is the implementation of workplace safety in every project activity. Even during the development phase and the execution of preliminary work for the project, as it is at present, GRR Tuban has achieved significant milestones in terms of workplace safety implementation.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, PRPP received a prestigious award from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate General of Oil and Gas, namely the 2023 Oil and Gas Safety Award - Patra Nirbhaya Pratama. This award was presented directly by the Director General of Oil and Gas, Tutuka Ariadji, to the President Director of PRPP, Reizaldi Gustino.

The Patra Nirbhaya Pratama award is given to companies with more than 3 million safe work hours. PRPP, for the period from March 13, 2019, to April 30, 2023, has recorded more than 4.5 million safe work hours without any Loss Time Injury.

Reizaldi Gustino, who was met during the event, couldn't hide his gratitude for the award received.

"Alhamdulillah, I am grateful for this award. Thanks to the hard work of all elements of the GRR Tuban Project, both from PRPP, the Early Work GRR Tuban team of PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional, and Pertamina Asset Management. They have been working tirelessly from the beginning to realize this national strategic project while always prioritizing workplace safety," said Reizaldi.

One of the activities that contributed to the safe work hours is the land clearing work, which was divided into four stages from 2019 to 2022. This involved more than 1,000 workers from the local village in the Jenu Sub-District of Tuban Regency.

The greatest challenge in implementing safety at the GRR Tuban Project was during the initial stages of land clearing. It's known that land clearing work was carried out manually by local workers. Despite this, safety standards were applied through the mandatory use of complete personal protective equipment, including safety shoes, gloves, and socks.

"Interestingly, every day the workers would come without socks and gloves, claiming they forgot or found it cumbersome. Therefore, we had to provide a large stock of socks and gloves to anticipate workers who didn't bring their own. Alhamdulillah, eventually, all the workers got used to it, and we achieved this recognition," Reizaldi recalled.

In addition to consistently implementing safety standards, PRPP and GRR Tuban have also implemented a Contractor Safety Management System and comprehensive oversight, from administrative and permitting aspects to periodic inspections of project activities.

Reizaldi emphasized that during the execution of the subsequent preliminary work and the EPC phase, the challenges will be much greater, and the commitment of all PRPP officers and all elements of the GRR Tuban Project will be crucial.

"I believe that what we have achieved so far can be further improved because, with the project's development, especially as it enters the EPC phase, the work will become more complex, accompanied by greater potential dangers. Consistency and hard work from all PRPP officers and elements of the GRR Tuban Project are needed to ensure the proper implementation of safety aspects," Reizaldi concluded.

PRPP is currently in the development phase as part of the preparations for the construction of GRR Tuban. GRR Tuban is planned to be built on a land area of approximately 840 hectares in the Jenu Sub-District of Tuban Regency and is projected to have a crude oil processing capacity of 300,000 barrels per day, producing high-quality automotive fuels with Euro V specifications, as well as petrochemical products such as polyolefins and aromatics.

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