Harland and Wolff awarded ISO Health and Safety Certification

Thursday 27 October 2011

 

Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries has secured an internationally recognised health and safety management accreditation, the OHSAS 18001, one of Northern Ireland’s first companies to do so.
The certificate covers a range of specialist activities and facilities provided for a range of sectors from design, procurement and manufacturing to shipbuilding, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.
Alan Haley, Harland and Wolff’s Director of Engineering says the accreditation adds significantly to the Belfast yard’s competitivity.
“Globally recognised qualifications, certificates and approvals are particularly difficult to secure and require world class standards among personnel and facilities,” says Mr Haley.
“Having the OHSAS 18001 on our list of qualifications proves that we are as expert as any world class competitor.”
Harland and Wolff has developed its offshore energy activities particularly in the fields of wind and tide generation technologies. The yard recently completed its third offshore wind farm consisting of 60 turbines each capable of generating 3.5mW per hour.
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Media contacts:
David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries, tel: 00 44 7801 582282
Joris Minne, JPR, tel: 00 44 7876 218978

About Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd
• Offshore unit design, repair, upgrade, conversion, new-build and decommissioning.
• Design, construction and integration of large modules (accommodation, power generation, process etc), jackets and other associated structures.

The key to H&W’s success is a strong track record and reputation with rig and vessel owners for quality, reliability and timely execution of complex projects.  
Situated on the east coast of Northern Ireland, the company offer an exceptional location for offshore units and vessels operating in the Irish, UK and North-Sea waters and Trans-Atlantic routes.
With the largest docks in Western Europe (the biggest being the 556m x 93m ‘Main Dock’ served by twin 840 tonne Gantry Cranes) and 2x60te dockside cranes, there is very little they cannot accommodate; semi-submersibles, jack-ups, deep-sea barges and support vessels e.g. shuttle Tankers, are all catered for.
Harland and Wolff has large capacity for scaffolding and paint application in conjunction with on-site industrial partner Pyeroy.   Recent projects have included an Aker H3 semi-submersible, the world’s largest passenger ferry Ulysses and two high speed catamarans concurrently.
With over 30,000m2 of covered fabrication halls, the large capacity and flexible arrangement allow for rapid execution of bespoke modules and units for installation at H&W’s dock/quayside or delivery to the parent unit elsewhere for integration.   Recent modules have included accommodation blocks and power generation modules, fully designed, outfitted and commissioned.
Harland and Wolff has a large design department that caters for everything from concept design, through 3D product modelling to manufacturing information. Visit www.harland-wolff.com