The Chairman of Egbin Power Station Plc, Mr Kola Adesina, has said insistence on safety standards and procedures at Egbin Power station spurred the nation’s largest power plant to record incident free operations for 827 day.
He noted that all the company’s operations are in line with globally acclaimed standards for Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) and required staff and stakeholders to abide by its zero tolerance policy on safety infractions.
According to him, “Since we took over the plant in 2013, we have continued to enhance the plant’s HSSE profile through investments in safety equipment and training”.
“For us at Egbin, ensuring safety at all cost is a non-negotiable policy and we are delighted with the progress we have made in this regard.
“It gives us the impetus to sustain ongoing transformation and preparation for future expansion of the plant.’’
Adesina said Egbin’s safety records had been severally commended by various post-privatisation monitoring team and other regulatory agencies following inspection visits.
“At Egbin, every staff is a Safety Ambassador. We demand the same level of commitment from all our partners and stakeholders and remain confident that HSSE issues will always be paramount in our operations.”
Continuing, he argued that “What we need right now is generation, transmission and distribution working together to achieve the ultimate goal of improved power supply”.
Adesina said issues bordering on un-utilised energy, load shedding and optimised load picking are always managed by operators to ensure the system maintained a balance that enhanced productivity and sustainability, stressing that “We should all work as partners in the power sector as the nation is counting on us to make the system work”.