- 44.8 million Kina invested into education, health, community infrastructure and environmental projects in 2017
- 2.3 billion kina spent on local services and landowner companies since production began
Port Moresby: The 2017 annual PNG LNG Environmental and Social Report has been released, outlining production and Project activities from 1 January to 31 December 2017.
Operations continued to safely perform at exceptional levels of reliability with facilities operating at 20 percent above the original design capacity in 2017.
Safety continued to be paramount with over 10 million work hours carried out at the LNG Plant without a Lost Time Incident since the start of production.
The annual report highlights the development of ExxonMobil PNG Limited’s Papua New Guinean workforce, with 80,200 training hours delivered through 2,154 courses. The report further outlines the partnerships, and environment and community initiatives formed throughout the year.
ExxonMobil PNG Limited Managing Director Andrew Barry attributes the strong results achieved to the collective support and hard work of the ExxonMobil PNG workforce, co-venturers, suppliers, communities, landowners and the PNG Government.
“Our team continues to deliver industry-leading production reliability while building the capacity of Papua New Guinea through programs and partnerships that focus on education, health, community infrastructure and the environment,” Barry said.
“We have supported the local community with new infrastructure, invested in local businesses and more recently have committed to the long-term recovery of communities impacted by the severe earthquake which occurred in the Highlands region on 26 February 2018.”
“The performance and achievements accomplished throughout 2017 are a testament to the commitment and teamwork of staff across our operating facilities. We continue to see this same commitment carried through to 2018,” concluded Barry.
In 2017, more than 44 million Kina was spent on community investment programs. Almost 2.3 billion Kina has been spent on Papua New Guinean services and landowner companies since the start of production.
Community investment activities ranged from classroom and health centre infrastructure upgrades to livelihoods improvement projects and conservation scholarships.
The first royalty payments of over 15 million Kina were also paid by the government to 90 landowner clan accounts in the LNG Plant site area as part of the Umbrella Sharing Agreement between the State and landowners.
The 2017 Environmental and Social Report provides a progress update on PNG LNG’s social and environmental performance and is available on the PNG LNG website at www.pnglng.com