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Qatar Shell GTL Team Completes 5 million Work Hours Without a Lost Time Incident

The Qatar Shell Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) project has completed 5 million work hours without a lost time incident. Fluor honored the Qatar National Facilities Services (QNFS) team with its Safety Excellence Award on Nov. 30.

QNFS is a company jointly owned by Qatar-based Trading and Agency Services (TRAGS) and Fluor.

Because they are performing maintenance, QNFS employees have their hands on tools most of the time they are working, which means more risk of accidents. Though QNFS is a new company, established in 2010 for the Qatar Shell GTL project, with new personnel and new procedures and working on a newly constructed plant, the team has worked the duration of the project without a lost time incident.

During the ceremony, the Shell GM Production Team for Qatar said that they had great appreciation for the efforts of QNFS and that the team is leaving a positive impression. The site team presented its award to Qatar Shell GTL as a token of its appreciation. The plaque and a photo taken during the ceremony will be displayed on site to serve as a reminder of the milestone, and of Qatar Shell’s, QNFS’ and Fluor’s lasting commitment to safety.


Left to Right: QNFS HSE manager Eben Burger, QNFS general manager Deon Otto, Qatar Shell GTL general manager Steve Johnson, Fluor Industrial Services EAME and Australia Vice President Wilbert Boon, Qatar Shell GTL maintenance manager Symon Hoy, QNFS site manager Brandon Turner.