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Doha, Qatar - 22 May, 2014: The Operation Projects Department (OPD) of RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) recently celebrated 25 million man-hours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI). This milestone was achieved by RasGas employees, contractors and vendors working together, for over six years, with safety as a core value.

A special ceremony held at RasGas headquarters in Doha, celebrated the achievement. Speaking at the ceremony, RasGas Chief Executive Officer Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi said: "I am proud to be with you celebrating 25 million man-hours without lost time incident. As a world-class global energy supplier striving for excellence, the safety records across the organisation demonstrate RasGas' commitment to excellence in every aspect of its operations."

"RasGas' processes and corporate commitment to safety was recently recognised by one of its shareholders, ExxonMobil, who awarded RasGas the "2013 Project Safety Excellence" Award," he pointed out.

"Since OPD's inception in 2007, its Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) has always remained at zero and the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) was at 0.05 in 2013 despite executing significant projects during that period. OPD's safety record is better than the industry average according to the Oil & Gas Producers Association (OGP) and Philip Townsend Associates Inc. Texas (PTAI) benchmarking," said Al Mohannadi.

"Safety has been strongly embedded in RasGas' culture and we have the responsibility to maintain flawless operations integrity. Recently, our Venture Team celebrated 130 million man-hours without LTI, Subsurface & Technology Group achieved 20 million man-hours without LTI and our SHE&Q Group achieved 4 million man-hours without LTI," said Al Mohannadi.

"All of these were achieved by the continuous commitment of our employees and contractors, in following RasGas' safety strategies, systems and processes in their day-to-day operations," he said.

During the ceremony, key contractors involved in the achievement were presented with certificates of appreciation and mementoes. In addition to that some of the OPD team members were also honoured for their outstanding contribution towards this safety achievement.

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