J. Ray McDermott Receives ISO & OHSAS Certification in the Caspian

McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc., the Caspian operating subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray), has become the first J. Ray company business unit worldwide to be certified in the three major ISO and OHSAS standards. The certifications were awarded by Bureau Veritas audit group (BVQI), who carried out an initial audit in September, with final certification in October 2005. During the audit, BVQI closely examined the company's Integrated Management System through work practice assessments, document verification and one-on-one interviews.

"The Integrated Management System incorporates quality, health, safety and environmental controls for our operations in the Caspian," said Dan Houser, Vice President & General Manager, Caspian operations. "These certifications recognize that we have established and implemented world-class systems, procedures and standards for both onshore and offshore engineering and construction activities in the Caspian."

According to the audit results, the company successfully satisfied the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems) and OHSAS 18001:99 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems). The approved audit scope includes fabrication, construction, installation, pre-commissioning, commissioning of offshore structures, subsea pipelines, and project management as well as marine vessel management and ship repair.

"These awards will further reinforce customer confidence in our services, with the knowledge that we have in place systems not only for control, but also for identifying and rectifying deficiencies in our work methods; and that we actively take steps to improve our performance," continued Houser. "It also proves that we have skilled and qualified personnel dedicated to productivity, quality and safety, and I'd like to thank everyone in our Caspian team who contributed to this significant achievement."