Coega safety milestone celebrated


Celebrations were held this week by Air Products South Africa – all in the name of safety after the R300-million ASU, situated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, was ceremonially completed.

The actual construction was completed in November 2014, with they keys handed over to the gases major at the same time.

“In meeting our delivery commitment, we have worked hand-in-hand with the contractors to ensure stringent application of health and safety rules. As a result, we see a project delivered within its 18-month allotted timeframe, without injury or incident, enabling us to deliver both to our customer service promise and our health and safety commitment to sending every one home safely, every day,” Air Products Corporate Risk Manager Sue Janse van Vuuren said.

Air Products broke ground on its site in the Coega IDZ in May 2013, and met its commitment to have the plant commissioned and completed – with gas flowing to customers – before the end of 2014. The ASU is the sixteenth such plant to be built in this country by Air Products South Africa, and the second to be completed andlaunched this year.

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