Week of 12 September
1. Safety first (Georgia, Belgium, UAE)
BESIX has developed a great expertise in site safety throughout the group. Safety is a constant preoccupation for all BESIX employees, and everything is done to raise their awareness about safety.
On the marine infrastructure project in Poti (Georgia), for example, a special event took place to address risks related to “Blind Spots of Mobile Equipment”, involving all employees of the office and site workforce. The project staff practiced detecting blind spots in machines. In the same period, on the project site of a data center in Saint-Ghilain (Belgium), another time-out took place to address risks related to “Working At Height”. Finally, the Waste-to-Energy teams (Dubai, UAE), have reached a new safety milestone: 7 million hours worked without a Lost Time Incident!
Congratulations to both teams for their outstanding safety awareness!
2. A free library... on a construction site! (Australia)
The Tarakan street project in Melbourne aims at replacing old social housing with 160 well designed, attractive new homes. The design of the new site incorporates input from the community and will feature modern sustainable design with improved open space and other features that everyone can enjoy.
As you can see in the picture below, our BESIX Melbourne team has had the wonderful idea to integrate a community library into the hoarding of the site. A very creative way to relate to the local community and to provide free books to the residents in the area, especially to the children of the neighbouring schools!
3. Grey matters (Belgium)
A week ago, our colleagues of GNB, affiliate of Socogetra, inaugurated a new concrete plant in Fernelmont (Belgium). The whole site has been renewed, incl. 12 aggregate hoppers, 5 cement silos, one 3.33 m³ mixer and a new new laboratory. A state-of-the-art plant where efficiency, versatility and durability are the key words.
Did you know? Next to its construction and civil engineering capabilities, Socogetra is also know for the strength of its industries in the Wallonia region: concrete plants like the one of Fernelmont, production plants of asphalt mixes and bituminous binders, quarries, recycling centres, etc. Socogetra is truly a major player in the civil engineering and road construction market in Wallonia!
4. Progressive take-over by the Client at the Grand Egyptian Museum (Egypt)
Our colleagues on the Grand Egyptian Museum project are delivering parts after parts of this collossal project. The Client, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, is progressively taking over areas of the Museum. As you can see on the pictures below, statues and arte-facts are gradually finding their place in the majestuous galleries.
In the coming months, our teams will continue works on additional tasks awarded last year, while the Client focuses on mobilising the future operator of the Museum and continue the selection and show-casing of arte-facts to be displayed. To be continued!