There is a varied nationality of people in the site office from Danes to Koreans, Singaporean, to Scots, Kiwis, complimented up in China with Malays, Singaporean, and Texan. All together a varied mix of people and also the job disciplines from piping to structural, mechanical, electrical , document controllers, administrators, personnel dept., tagging, safety, site manager. For newcomers arriving in the site they are made very welcome very quickly as there is a very cooperative manner in the way people work and share things. Getting used to the different lifestyle takes time and most notably the biggest challenge is all the signs from roads to buildings which are adorned with neon lights and banners which are mostly in Korean although there are some easily identifiable pictorial signs.
Driving around the yard also poses its own challenges until you get used to it, as the road marking are slightly different to European ones and even more so for the people that come from countries where the steering wheel is on the opposite side. After a matter of days tentatively getting used to the differences it becomes more natural. Hence the need for the well-organized safety induction that all get from Samsung and more in depth tour and safety induction from our resident HSE colleague.
So let’s move on to the vessels and what’s been happening of late.