SABIC staff and contractors have helped give a big boost to four local charities after achieving outstanding safety standards during vital maintenance work to one of the region’s major chemical plants.
There were no safety incidents during a six-week period as more than 240 staff and contractors worked on the “turnaround” of SABIC’s Butadiene 3 plant at Wilton.
The process, which brought £6m into the local economy via contracts, services and materials, involved a complete shutdown of the plant.
As a result of the safety record achieved during the turnaround, SABIC agreed to donate £4,000 to charity, with staff nominating North of England Children’s Cancer Research, Redcar & Cleveland Mind, Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and Redcar RNLI to receive £1,000 each.
Taking place every six years, the turnaround involves a team of SABIC staff and more than 200 contractors carrying out preventative maintenance, cleaning and repair work.
The event was managed by SABIC’s turnaround team in partnership with principal contractor AMEC Foster Wheeler.
Gary Scorer, SABIC’S project manager for turnarounds, said: “A huge amount of effort is expended on health and safety during a turnaround of one of our assets.
“To be able to contribute to these fantastic charities as a result of an excellent safety performance is very satisfying. Everyone who contributed to the project should be equally proud.”