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HSE prize to Tjeldbergodden

December 13, 2001, 16:30 CET

Statoil's methanol plant at Tjeldbergodden and main contractor Reinertsen Orkanger have been awarded the 2001 chief executive's prize for health, safety and the environment.

The land facility at Tjeldbergodden in mid-Norway gets the prize for its excellent HSE results. Almost two years have passed without any lost-time injuries and it is 18 months since the last recordable injury occurred.

Reinertsen Orkanger, main contractor for maintenance and modifications, has operated for three years without a lost-time injury.

According to the jury, the prize-winners share a positive HSE culture based on the zero mindset and results have been very good since start-up in 1997. A systematic approach and creativity have been displayed in their work to build a strong safety culture among Statoil employees and contractor personnel.

During the award ceremony today, 13 December, chief executive Olav Fjell said that a strong safety culture has been created in the organisation and purposeful efforts have been made to reduce serious incidents, energy consumption and emissions.

Mr Fjell says that the prize gives recognition to Statoil's own employees as well as to the group's contractor personnel at the plant.

"Motivated and committed employees in good collaboration with our contractors are essential to success in achieving good HSE results, and it is gratifying that Statoil Tjeldbergodden has done so well in this respect," said the chief executive.

A total of 67 candidates were nominated for the chief executive's HSE prize which this year was awarded for the fifth time.