J.R. Simplot Company and Linde Engineering North America Achieves 1 Million Man-Hours Without a Lost Time Injury

J.R. Simplot Company and Linde Engineering North America Achieves 1 Million Man-Hours Without a Lost Time Injury

ROCK SPRINGS –  J.R. Simplot Company and Linde Engineering North America are proud to announce that on June 19, the construction teams working on the Rock Springs Ammonia Plant in Wyoming achieved 1 million man-hours without an injury that resulted in lost time.

“This achievement has come as a joint effort by Linde Engineering, Simplot, and numerous sub-contractors. Without each of the 700 people involved doing their part to make safety a priority, we never could have reached this milestone,” said Bret Pizzato, Rock Springs plant manager for Simplot’s AgriBusiness group.

The project is now more than 80 percent complete and on schedule to finish construction in March 2017. At that point, the project will enter the performance testing phase. Mechanical completion is scheduled for December 2016.

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More than 125,000 hours of work are logged each month. The team estimates the total man-hours needed for the project may reach 1.75 million. Crews are at work on the project approximately ten hours each day, six to seven days per week. The project is part of the total Simplot facility in Rock Springs employing a total of 288 employees.

Once complete, the ammonia plant will allow Simplot to supply ammonia to the Rock Springs and Pocatello operations without the high costs and logistical challenges of shipping it in from external sources.