Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction (SP E&C) recently accomplished an extraordinary feat by remaining free from reportable injury since commencement and clocking more than 50 million injury- free manhours in the process till date at the site of the Integrated Exhibition cum Convention Centre project for the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
The Integrated Exhibition cum Convention Centre project at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, is a project of gigantic proportions. The convention centre is 120 m wide, 185 m long, and 32.4 m high. Spread across 50,000 sqm, this huge facility is designed to accommodate up to 7,000 delegates. Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt. Ltd. – Shapoorji Pallonji Qatar WLL JV is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for this high-visibility project and is mandated to deliver a state-of-the-art, world-class meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition (MICE) destination that will be one of the best in the world. This milestone is an outstanding accomplishment for a building construction project in India. The construction of this iconic facility involves massive structural works and many high-risk activities. These include hundreds of columns that are 32 metres high, roof trusses spanning up to 120 metres and each weighing around 550 million tonnes (MT). SP E&C has engaged a workforce of nearly 5,000 workers, supervisors and E&C staff to ensure parallel construction on multiple work fronts on this spread-out complex.
Besides, SP E&C has deployed over 700 lifting equipment and numerous other construction vehicles and equipment to address the vast scope of works being handled. The construction works are in progress amidst a host of logistical challenges and associated challenges of schedule and cost.
The health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance of the ITPO project team has also been recognised earlier by prominent industry organisations. The project has received many HSE awards in the recent past viz., Golden Peacock, CIDC, NSCI, ICC and Apex India HSE awards. These awards demonstrate the fact that the team has consistently maintained very high standards of HSE on the ITPO project. Although the latest achievement of 50 million safe manhours is an important milestone for the project and thus a special one, the SP E&C team at ITPO is focused on completing the project while maintaining its stellar record of HSE performance.