This was the first project the Fluor Energy & Chemicals Group executed in the state of Qatar. The project was a new entry to the local market, with no Fluor infrastructure, limited local knowledge, very little recognition of the Fluor brand and a daunting schedule.
Fluor began this project at a time of significant commercial and industrial development in Qatar, resulting in a shortage of office space and living quarters. Fluor mobilized an experienced staff from the New Delhi, India office to perform engineering, and the Fluor team in Qatar set up offices at the construction site.
To address a construction skills deficit, the project team conducted scaffold building training, welder training and training in areas such as grinding, piping layout/measurement, cable tagging, as-built drawings, etc. Construction staff peaked at nearly 9,000 workers in 2008.
Significant value was created on the project as a result of integrating RasGas and Fluor personnel in the Environmental, Health, Safety & Security, Engineering, Turnover and Quality departments. Integration of the aforementioned departments was implemented to promote a “One Team” concept.
The project achieved world class safety performance with over 46 million work hours without a lost time incident.