GE Hosts “EHS In Focus Workshop” with Iraqi Ministry of Electr…
Baghdad, Iraq: GE Gas Power (NYSE: GE) hosted the ‘ EHS in Focus Workshop’ in Baghdad in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MOE). The objective of the forum was to further strengthen awareness and exchange of learnings around environmental, health and safety (EHS) systems and programs. More than 80 Iraqi MOE officials, including plant managers, operations managers, EHS managers and power plant maintenance managers across the country, as well as senior managers from MOE headquarters in Baghdad, attended the event.
Mr. Murtadha Hussein Mahdi, Director General of the Technical Department of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity said, “We are excited to partner with global companies like GE who place a strong emphasis on the need for environmental, health and safety protocols to protect our people and our country. We recognize that a clear roadmap to support EHS requirements on current and future projects is crucial, and workshops like this help keep health and safety a priority.
Adel Omrani, CEO Services at GE Gas Power Middle East and North Africa said, “At GE, we are committed to environmental, health and safety excellence to protect people, our communities and the environment in Iraq and around the world. We are honored to collaborate with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, to support even better EHS results through this workshop. During the event, we reiterated the importance of having standardized risk-based initiatives to reduce workplace risks and injuries and demonstrated how a strong EHS program that is built on a spirit of transparency, collecting data, analytics and empowerment can drive continuous improvement. .”
GE’s senior EHS leaders were present in person at the event, sharing best practices for managing and reducing risk, monitoring and evaluating performance, and fostering operational accountability. They also reviewed available EHS support from GE to the MOE and explained specific new initiatives being launched in Iraq at power plants where GE provides construction, operation, maintenance, repairs and other services and initiatives. such as risk reduction projects including lockdown. label (LOTO). LOTO is a safety procedure used to ensure that hazardous equipment is properly shut down and cannot be restarted until maintenance or repair work is completed.
GE has supported the development of energy infrastructure in Iraq for more than 50 years. The company has contributed to the construction and maintenance of power plants and grid substations; rehabilitate power plants in liberated areas across Iraq; implement innovations such as the Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade solution to improve the performance of installed gas turbines; train local professionals serving the electricity sector; and more. Together with the Iraqi Ministries of Planning, Finance and Electricity, GE has also worked with various financial institutions to help secure more than $2.4 billion in financing since 2015 for power sector projects. energy in the country.
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