TCO will return up to 35 thousand employees to Tengiz by the end of the year
According to the akim of Atyrau region, workers undergo a PCR test and quarantine before going to work, ATPress.kz reports with the reference to kursiv.kz
Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) intends to mobilize up to 35,000 workers at the Tengiz field in Atyrau region by the end of the year to continue working on a future expansion project.
At a press conference on Friday, Mr. Dosmukhambetov noted that the expansion project should continue and TCO is re-mobilizing personnel. According to him, the company has increased the number of employees at the field from 14 thousand to 27 thousand.
“TCO plans to mobilize from 31 to 35 thousand people at the field by the end of the year,” the akim of Atyrau region said.
According to him, before the pandemic, about 50 thousand shift workers worked on the project. Thus, the company can mobilize up to 70% of the staff by the end of the year.
“At the moment people are distributed by work zones. Employees of different sections do not intersect with each other. Social distancing, sanitary and mask regimes are observed,” Dosmukhambetov assured.
Akim noted that the situation with the spread of COVID-19 in the region is stable, a filter system has been organized at the largest projects (Tengiz, where the operator is TCO, and Kashagan, where the operator is NCOC) for employees arriving on duty.
“Before leaving for work, TCO employees undergo a PCR test. Upon arrival, they are quarantined for seven days. On the seventh day, a second test is taken and if it has a negative result, a person is allowed to work. Approximately the same check-in mode is used at NCOC. Today, these measures have shown their effectiveness,” said Mr. Dosmukhambetov.
Earlier, the TCO press service reported that as of October 21, the number of registered cases of COVID-19 among Tengiz field workers increased to 4,268 people, 89% of them recovered.
Tengizchevroil develops oil and gas fields Tengiz and Korolev in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan. TCO is currently implementing a production expansion project (FGP-WPMP) at Tengiz with a total cost of $ 45.2 billion.
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