Corporation has announced a major safety milestone in its polysilicon
project for LDK Solar in China. At the end of April 2008, the company
had logged over 2 million craft hours without a reported safety
incident, attributing the achievement to the implementation of a “Zero
Incident” program to educate and train employees in safe work practices
in the workplace.
The 15,000MT facility, located in Xinyu City, Jiangxi, China, is near LDK’s existing solar wafer manufacturing facilities and headquarters and is expected to be the largest polysilicon production facility of its kind in the world. Construction began in August 2007 and the completion date is scheduled for mid-2009.
“This is a major accomplishment for everybody involved. Due to the large scope of this project, a considerable labor force is needed, and with the project expected to peak near 8,000 workers, it is essential to pay especial attention to safety,” said Ken Choudhary, Vice President of Fluor’s chemicals business line.
By Síle Mc Mahon