RasGas Supports Safer Roads in Qatar

First Company in Qatar to Receive ISO Certification for Road Safety Management System 

Doha, Qatar – 30 April, 2014: As the State of Qatar continues its efforts for safer roads; RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) recently received ISO (International Standards Organisation) certification for its road safety management system relating to fleet management. The successful acquisition of ISO 39001 represents an objective endorsement of RasGas’ structured long term approach to road traffic safety improvement.  Strategic initiatives such as last year’s collaboration with the Ministry of Interior on training the new specialised Highway Patrol Police force satisfy elements of this approach defined by the standard.

“RasGas does not compromise on safety; as a world class global energy supplier, safety governs every aspect of how we do business. The BS ISO 39001 certification for fleet management is one of the many initiatives RasGas proactively undertakes to ensure the highest safety standards are adhered to.  It demonstrates our commitment to improving road safety to ensure that not only our employees, but other road users, arrive home safe every day,” said Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi RasGas Chief Executive Officer.

 “I am delighted to be here to help mark this occasion. I applaud RasGas for leading by example with their push to achieve first class global standards across their organisation. By adopting the best-practice management framework set out in ISO 39001, RasGas is actively contributing to reducing the risk of death and serious injury from road traffic accidents. I would like to congratulate Mr Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, Chief Executive Officer, the entire Project team, senior management and all staff members who were involved in this project!” said Mark Basham, Managing Director, BSI EMEA.


The certification currently covers RasGas’ fleet management system in Ras Laffan and encompasses a range of elements within its road safety management system, including vehicle safety, road specifications, road signage and driver training.

Photo Caption: The certification was presented to RasGas Chief Executive Officer, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi by BSI Group Europe Middle East and Africa Managing Director, Mark Basham.

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About RasGas
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari joint stock company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the owners of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects RL, RL (II) and RL3 (Project Owners).  With operations facilities based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, RasGas’ principal activities are to extract, process, liquefy, store and export LNG and its derivatives from Qatar’s North Field. RasGas, on behalf of the Project Owners, exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.

For pipeline sales gas to the domestic market, RasGas also operates the Al Khaleej Gas Projects, AKG-1 and AKG-2 supplying approximately 2.0 billion standard cubic feet (Bscf) per day. RasGas is currently adding production capacity by building the Barzan Gas Project which when fully operational in 2015, is expected to supply approximately 1.4 Bscf of additional sales gas per day to the Qatari market to meet growing demand for energy at power stations and downstream industries.

RasGas currently operates the Ras Laffan Helium Plant which was established in 2003 and came on stream in 2005. The plant extracts, purifies and liquefies helium from the North Field. The second helium plant entered production in June 2013 bringing the total liquid helium production capacity to 1.96 Bscf per year.www.rasgas.com

About BSI 
BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 64,000 clients in 147 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.  To learn more, please visitwww.bsigroup.ae