Leading Spanish infrastructure major Acciona has announced that it has achieved 14 million man-hours without lost-time injuries (LTI) at the Al Khobar 2 SWRO desalination plant, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
This achievement reflects the company’s commitment towards safety management and the proactive implementation of efficient measures throughout the project. It also reflects the collective efforts of all stakeholders, including subcontractors and their personnel, prioritizing safety alongside project execution throughout the works, said Acciona in a statement. 
To celebrate this milestone, the Spanish group organised an event that brought together all project employees, consultants and end-user representatives.
During the session, Jesús Corral, Project Director, emphasized the company's commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards and completing the project on schedule, without any LTI. He stated that their aim is the overall completion of the project with a zero LTI index.
Chan Zeb, Acciona's Al Khobar 2 HSE Manager, expressed his pride in the accomplishment, attributing it to Acciona’s ongoing commitment to the HSE goal of "Zero Harm" through stringent strategies, systems, and safe processes.
Zeb highlighted the management's belief in fostering a Health and Safety culture and promoting safe practices to ensure the well-being of every individual involved in the project.
Additionally, the team prioritizes environmental values and maintains the project's sustainability at the highest level, he added.
Al Khobar 2 SWRO desalination plant is located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400km from Riyadh - and will have a daily capacity of more than 600,000 cu m, making it one of the biggest in the country and the largest RO plant under EPC scheme awarded in a single shot in KSA.
Once commissioned, it will serve three million inhabitants in the area, it added.-TradeArabia News Service