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DNV GL verifies ACWA Power & NOMAC infection risk protocols

ACWA Power & National Operations & Maintenance Company (NOMAC) complete its readiness assessment against DNV GL’s My Care™ methodology, covering assets and operation across a number of countries.

The continuous COVID-19 situation demands that industries proactively build resilience. Mitigating actions and robust infection risk management process must be implemented swiftly. DNV GL’s proprietary My Care™ assessment methodology takes on a hospital grade approach to assess implementation of safety, hygiene and infection risk management capabilities across various dimensions. Verification assesses COVID-19 readiness and helps build trust in implemented infection prevention management system among employees, customers, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders.

Rayan Mohammed Abdulghani; Director – Health, Safety, Security and Environment at ACWA Power says, “We put safety first! We are committed to protecting the well-being of our employees, partners, plants, and the communities in which we operate. We have a robust system implemented and enhanced to manage the current pandemic crisis in ensuring health of our people and compliance to directions and guidelines coming from the local authorities where we operate. DNV GL’s My Care program is a complement to our assurance program on health and safety with independent assurance to provide increased confidence and trust with our stakeholders on how we manage COVID-19 related infection risks”.

ACWA power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants currently with presence in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions.

DNV GL conducted the assessment on ACWA Power and their subsidiary NOMAC’s systems in the field of construction, operation and maintenance of power generation and desalinated water plants. The countries part of the assessment included Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Vietnam, Morocco, South Africa, and Turkey. An “Infection Prevention Readiness” statement is issued by DNV GL and which is accessible via a QR code to employees and other stakeholders of ACWA Power & NOMAC.

“Congratulations to ACWA Power on achieving the My Care – Infection Prevention trust mark for its operations and facilities. Applying My Care to build trust in its infection prevention efforts and demonstrates the strong commitment ACWA Power has to safely continue its operations and evolve its HSE processes over time,” says Balamurugan Sambasivam, Middle East Manager, DNV GL – Business Assurance.  “Verification by a third party provides assurance that the right measures are in place, working to keep people safe, providing transparency and enhancing the trust of employees and other stakeholders.”