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Published: 29 - 3 - 2021

Amplify Safety System, Pertamina Rosneft Empowers Society Around the Refinery

Amplify Safety System, Pertamina Rosneft Empowers Society Around the Refinery

Tuban, March 29th, 2021 – In order to amplify safety commitments in Tuban Grass Root Refinery (GRR) project, PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PRPP) recruited 76 residents around the project and provided occupational safety training to them. All prospective workers for Tuban GRR project come from villages around area that affected by company's operations. They received Occupational Safety and Health (K3) training at Technical Implementation Unit Hall (UPT) of Tuban Regency Work Training Center for 2 days starting Monday (29/3). This training is intended as a briefing to prospective workers of Tuban GRR project in order to increase knowledge and skills related to occupational safety and health aspects in the oil and gas sector. Prospective workers receive an introduction and training in the basics of Occupational Safety and Health, including introduction to occupational risks and hazards, introduction of personal protective equipment, and Occupational Safety and Health emergency response as a debriefing before starting work.

In his speech, Wiko Taviarto as Project Coordinator of Pertamina GRR Tuban reminded all participants to implement the results of training when they were going on their activities. "Occupational safety and health are the main aspects that must be considered when working at a refinery, even though the work carried out is only in the preparation stage of the refinery construction", said Wiko.

Later, the prospective workers who are trained will be deployed in phase 3 land clearing activities which are part of preparations for the construction of GRR Tuban. The activity will focus on 109 hectares of ex-forestry land and 156 hectares of previously acquired local communities land.

Meanwhile, Tuban Regent Fathul Huda opened the training by fully supporting PRPP's efforts which not only provide work opportunities, but also ensure work safety to all parties involved in the project which is targeted to start operating in 2026.

"I give appreciation to Pertamina GRR Tuban for the implementation of this training. This training proves that Pertamina not only pays attention to the technical side of its work, but also ensures work safety. Occupational safety and health are very important, because if there is a work accident, it will harm all parties, both workers and the company. I advise all workers to pay close attention to training activities so that they know well the safety techniques and implement them with discipline when they start working", said Fathul.

In order to ensure zero incidents in every operational activity of the company, PT Pertamina (Persero) as the parent company of PRPP implements Health, Safety, Security, & Environment (HSSE) Golden Rules with 3 (three) main rules, namely Compliance, Intervention, and Care. The HSSE Golden Rules are manifested in the Corporate Life Saving Rules (CLSR) implemented since 2018 within Pertamina, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, both to management, workers, partners, and company contractors. CLSR elements include compliance with occupational safety and health elements, ensuring the fulfillment of occupational safety and health provisions, both in terms of administration form of work permits, personnel readiness, occupational safety procedures, and work equipment which includes personal protective equipment.

The Tuban GRR Project is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN) mandated by Government to Pertamina. This project is aimed at increasing oil processing capacity by 300,000 barrels per day which will produce Euro V standard fuel in the form of gasoline around 80,000 barrels per day (bpd), gasoil (about 100,000 bpd) and Avtur (about 30,000 bpd). The construction of the refinery will also absorb 35% of The Domestic Component Level (TKDN), employment up to 20,000 people (during construction) and 2,500 people (during operation). In addition, in the initial stage of construction, Pertamina recruited 271 local Tuban workers.

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