The Company project, located in Bolivia, was implemented in 2014.

The project is a green field development of three wells connected to a Central Processing Facility, including export pipelines and flowlines (gas & condensate). During the construction phase, the Project had to transfer 8883 pipes for gas export lines and flow lines that represented a total weight of more than 30 000 Tons from Chile to Bolivia.

The World Health Organisation's Global Status Report on Road Safety (2013) explained that Bolivia had a road traffic death rate of 19 per 100 000 population (France= 6).The hazard due to Road transportation was identified at early stage of the project sanction and was classified as Major Operational Risk. The challenge was to ensure a high safety level along the 1478 km transportation route. The Cordillera Occidental geographical context and environmental conditions create one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

The objective defined by the Project Management Team was to achieve zero accidents in pipe transport. Project team reinforced contractual HSE aspects with strong requirements and expectations in transportation management (Not only for the Contractor but also for their subcontractors and suppliers). A Road Safety specialist was contracted to join the Project HSE Team in order to prepare, assist and monitor the land transportation of pipes by road jointly with the Contractor.

Key documents prepared and approved with the contractors were the HSE Plan and Transportation & Lifting Plan. Within these documents, specific elements of focus included (but not limited to):

  • Journey Management

  • Transportation and offloading pipe Analysis

  • Road Traffic study

  • Route Risk Analysis

  • Control/Checking points before critical routes

  • Vehicles inspection and approval by 3rd Party

  • Monitoring and tracking of vehicles IVMS (In Vehicle Monitoring System)

  • 3rd party training of all drivers (244).

The INCAHUASI Project successfully reached the HSE target for LLI pipes supply:

Zero accidents during 67 weekly trips covering a distance of 4 million kilometers over the 5-month campaign. This is due to rigorous compliance and good co-operation of the workforce, Leadership & Commitment of Management from the Company and above all, its Partners.

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