Keppel Batangas shipyard receives safety bonus
Friday, 13 July 2012 | 11:00
The Keppel Batangas Shipyard has been awarded a P200,000 safety bonus by its Indonesian customer, PT Pelarayan Kartika Samudra Adijaya (KSA) for its good safety performance on two newbuild crane barge projects.
More than 800,000 incident-free man-hours were clocked in on the two projects, F/C Ratu Giok 2 and F/C Ratu Giok 3. Construction of these vessels began in the latter part of 2011.
Keppel Philippines Marine president Mok Kim Whang said, "We thank KSA for recognizing our commitment and efforts toward safety with this bonus. Safety is one of our core values. We will continue to work hard to ensure that all our production processes
are safe and build a strong safety culture."
"I am glad to present Keppel Batangas Shipyard with this well-deserved safety bonus. The yard has been working closely with our projects management team from LogMarine to ensure that the two new build projects make safe and steady progress. Indeed, the dedication and vigilance of the project teams from both companies have been commendable," said Pak Hadi, KSA owner.
Customized to suit KSA's requirements, the two RINA class floating barges are suited for inland water operations. Each barge is 60 m in length and weighs 2,378 tons. They are installed with a Liebherr deck crane with a lifting capacity of 45 tons. As such, the barges facilitate efficient transshipment of coals to ocean-going vessels.
F/C Ratu Giok 2 and F/C Ratu Giok 3 are Keppel Batangas Shipyard's second and third floating crane barge projects for KSA. The first unit, F/C Ratu Giok 1, was delivered in March 2011. Ratu Giok means Queen of Jade in Bahasa Indonesia.
"We very much appreciate these back-to-back projects from KSA. With each successful project, the relationship between Keppel Batangas Shipyard and KSA strengthens. we look forward to further opportunities to support KSA," said Poh leong Kok, senior vice president of Keppel Batangas Shipyard.
Keppel Batangas Shipyard which employs around 1,200 employees, mostly Filipinos, has more than 102 new build projects including harbor tugboats, offshore support vessels, tankers, and multipurpose vessels. The yard also provides a comprehensive range of ship repair and conversion services.
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