Initiatives to Benefit the Regional Community and the Environment within the Project
Donggi Senoro LNG Project
In cooperation with stakeholders, JGC makes ongoing efforts to find solutions to issues in order to achieve a sustainable society through our various projects.
Here we introduce readers to the societal and environmental aspects of our projects through the story of our Donggi-Senoro LNG Project in Indonesia, completed in 2015.
The Donggi-Senoro LNG Project, in which JGC executed EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) work, involved the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant with an annual processing capacity of two million tons to serve as Indonesia's fourth-largest LNG production base. It was the first LNG project to be led by Mitsubishi Corporation, which serves as a typical case for Japan's procurement of LNG. The project began in April 2011, and production and shipping of LNG commenced following the completion of construction work in October 2015.
One of the keys to the success of the project was ensuring that it maintained harmony with local residents. As the first large-scale energy plant construction project on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, it garnered a great deal of attention from local communities. The project succeeded because we continuously and steadily implemented a wide range of initiatives with emphasis placed on maintaining harmony with local residents, with the aim of realizing the sustainable development of the area. Here we introduce the various initiatives we implemented during the course of this project.
01Initiatives for the Regional Community
Employment of Local Residents
Sulawesi is located 1,800 kilometers distant from Indonesia's capital Jakarta, and the Donggi Senoro LNG Project was the island's first large-scale energy plant construction project. Almost all of the local residents were engaged in shing or farming. In collaboration with our clients and representatives of the Indonesian government, we decided to directly recruit only Indonesian citizens for the project, and more than half of these were residents of the region close to the construction site. In employing local people, we shared the recruitment process with local construction companies, and took the population of each of the local villages into consideration in order to ensure fair recruitment.
(Picture: Workers hired from Sulawesi)
02Initiatives for the Regional Community
Education Programs for Local Residents
Training for Local Residents working on the Project
Based on our conviction that providing training for the local residents employed on the project would contribute both to the success of the project and the sustainable development of the region. By ensuring that the local employees had acquired skills in construction techniques at the completion of the project and would be able to use those skills in other projects in the future, we have contributed to the realization of a sustainable society in the local region.
Site Tours for Local Students
As part of our initiatives to ensure that the local community understood the social significance of the project, we conducted 13 site tours, guiding a total of 637 students around the site. The program was designed to inspire an interest in energy plants in the students, and to offer them an image of what it would be like to be employed in a related industry in the future, by giving them the same safety training as employees receive, providing an overview of the project, and offering education in construction techniques, concluding with a tour around the site.
(Picture on the left: Welding technique course for villagers / Picture on the right: Visit to site by students from nearby high school)
03Initiatives for the Regional Community
Seeking to Realize Zero Traffic Accidents on Sulawesi
Awareness of traffic safety was poor in the area surrounding the construction site. For example, many children who had not yet reached the age at which they could apply for a license were riding motorbikes. Taking into consideration the increase in the volume of traffic with vehicles related to site work, and the effect that this would have on the local area, we worked in cooperation with local police, and company employees offered traffic safety courses for the students of local schools. Using knowhow cultivated by safety activities on other construction sites, they communicated the importance of traffic safety to more than 1,000 students, and worked to inspire safety awareness. In addition, we also conducted initiatives to upgrade local traffic infrastructure, for example by conducting repair work on village roads and spraying down dirt and gravel roads.
(Picture: Safety lectures for high school students)
04Initiatives for the Environmental
Toward Zero Leaks
The area around the construction site was home to a rich natural environment, supporting diverse ecosystems. We instituted comprehensive environmental management measures in order to protect this environment. We have maintained a record of zero leaks of hazardous substances and other contaminants from our domestic sites since fiscal 2011, and on the Donggi Senoro LNG Project, we shared an absolute awareness of the necessity for preventing any contamination from within the site with our clients and all employees of participating companies, and we put this awareness into practice. Two of our major initiatives involved conducting oil recovery drills using an oil fence and collecting samples from the river close to the site for the purpose of environmental monitoring.
(Picture on the left: Taking samples from a river near a site for environmental monitoring purposes / Picture on the right: Oil recovery drill using oil fence)
Message From Subcontractor
Together with JGC, PT. Sekawan Kontrindo (SK) contributed significantly to the success of the Donggi Senoro LNG Project from both social and environmental perspectives. In conducting the project, the goal of the two companies was not merely to seek profits; one of its important goals was to assist members of the local community in becoming more autonomous by providing employment opportunities for local people. Local residents comprised 68 % of the more than 2,000 construction workers employed by SK, and they were not employed just to perform simple tasks, but were provided with training in procedures such as welding and pipe installation. Since the use of the technical skills learned by these employees would not be limited to the Donggi Senoro Project, but would provide them with opportunities for employment in other projects being planned in Indonesia and elsewhere, their training was thorough, and the trainees applied themselves seriously to acquiring skills. In addition, based on the guidelines for environmental protection established for the project, we advanced initiatives to increase awareness of safety and the environment, providing local residents with education concerning health and safety and the regional environment. In all of these ways, the local community became involved with the project both directly and indirectly, contributing to their increased autonomy as well as to the project's success.
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