The Social Performance in Brunei LNG is incorporated in our HSE Policy and formed as part of our Social Performance Vision which is in line with the global requirements. The implementation of Brunei LNG’s Social Performance is totally integrated into our core business through the existing Business Planning Process. All progresses made in the Social Performance plan are monitored in the business plan of actions.
As part of our communication to staff and stakeholders, awareness sessions through engagements and roadshows are held annually. This aims to enhance awareness among staff and stakeholders especially the community. The campaign focused on Brunei LNG Social Performance framework, which increased staff understanding of the relationship between Brunei LNG and the immediate community and its operational impact to the society at large.
The Brunei LNG Social Performance Plan aimed at strengthening the company’s commitment to all three pillars that fall under the Structure of Sustainable Development namely Social, Economic and Environment.
Brunei LNG’s commitment and main strategic objectives to Social Performance are:
Social Performance (SP) is about how we manage the impacts of our business on the communities and societies in which we operate. In 2006, A “Social Performance Action Plan” was developed and implemented. It aims to improve Brunei LNG’s approach from being at the philanthropy stage i.e. by giving donations and grants that has no relation to the business objectives to what is known as ‘Strategic Social Investment’ i.e. activities linked to operational impacts and concerned with enhancing project related opportunities to local communities and other stakeholders. The handing over of the Liang Lumut Recreational Club’ (LLRC) to the community is a testimony to the company’s “Strategic Social Investment for its immediate neighbours. The Club functions as a full-fledged recreational facility for residents in Mukim Liang in particular. It has become a popular venue for recreational, sports, educational and religious events. On 12th July 2004, the Crown Prince Pengiran Muda Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah consented to officially open the Liang Lumut Recreation Club (LLRC).
Over the last 30 years, the Liang Lumut Community has grown from fishing communities into residential areas with the availability of mosques, schools and other essential facilities. Most of Brunei LNG staff live in Liang Lumut area, and Brunei LNG supports the educational, religious and social activities of this community through the Brunei LNG-Liang Lumut Community Committee, which is represented by the Penghulu, Ketua Kampongs, school principals, other community leaders and staff of Brunei LNG.
In order to sustain good relationship, a quarterly engagement is held with the Liang Lumut Community. The engagement session is used as a way to identify activity(s)and project(s) that are beneficial to the community.
Apart from the club, Brunei LNG also plays a major role (aside from being a major sponsor) in the formation of the Brunei-Japan Friendship Association (BJFA) the Brunei Energy Association (BEnA) and Brunei Korea Association of Friendship (BKAF. In addition, since 2005 Brunei LNG formed a partnership with the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) for the Creative Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award which is held biennially.
Brunei LNG’s success is underpinned by its strong links with stakeholders. Beyond business relationships, friendship and co-operation is fostered through involvement in strategic partnerships and associations.
CIPTA Award (Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancements)
Brunei LNG continues to play a visible role as a good corporate citizen by supporting and partnering with the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in the biennial CIPTA Award, the competition for Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancements. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah inaugurated CIPTA in February 2005.
Brunei LNG has been recognised as a pioneer in the LNG business when it became the first established LNG production facility in the Western Pacific in 1972. Since then it became the first LNG Plant in the region to undergo a major rejuvenation in 1994. This rejuvenation enabled Brunei LNG to replace obsolescent instrumentation systems with state of the art technology and upgraded the safety systems and standard in the liquefaction, storage and loading facilities.
The MCHE Replacement in four out of five LNG Trains in 2004 and 2005 is a first major achievement in the suite of Asset Reference Plan Projects. Its successful completion ahead of schedule without production leaks and Health Safety and Environmental losses is considered a World Class achievement.
On 6 December 2005 the second major activity under Brunei LNG’s Asset Reference Plan – the power plant rejuvenation project kicked off with a blessing ceremony and first micro piling work at the plant in Lumut.
The project is to build a new combined-cycle Power Plant to replace generation in the existing Power Plant, which is more than 30 years old and approaching the end of its design life. The power rejuvenation project will increase the present power generation capacity to about 41 MW and will be able to cater for existing Brunei LNG requirements and increased demand resulting from other upgrading projects at Brunei LNG. Phase 1 of the project has been completed at the end of 2007.
In Q4 2005 the Cooling Water System Rejuvenation (CWSR) project started. The scope of this project is the construction of the 5 New Cooling tower Cells, rejuvenation of the existing 35 cooling towers including the replacement of 13 cooling water pumps and 6 slipstream filter blowers along with the associated piping and instrument works. In addition to this, the scope also includes the construction of the Switch House #15 to cater the power requirements of the New Cooling Tower cells. The rejuvenation of this 35 old cells has been completed in June 2008, meanwhile the completion and start-up of the new cells portion of the CWSR project has been completed in August 2008.
The above projects together with several smaller projects under the Asset Reference Plan form part of Brunei LNG’s extension plan to extend the life of its plant for another 30 years and a step toward ensuring long term reliable supply of LNG to its Buyers, well beyond the existing contract expiry.
Our approach is to comply with all environmental regulations, to improve our performance continually in line with best practice, and to prepare to respond to future challenges and opportunities. We use external standards and guidelines to inform our approach.
Our environmental standards include a focus on managing our emissions, minimising our use of fresh water and conserving biodiversity. We operate our plant with attention to reducing our energy use, flaring less gas and preventing spills and leaks.
Brunei LNG’s Commitment and Policy on HSSE & SP emphasises our commitment to Protect the Environment.
Our environmental standards are detailed in our health, safety, security, environment and social performance (HSSE & SP) Control Framework. We comply with local environmental regulations and our own standards. Our Environmental Management System is ISO14001 certified. Using ISO 14001 provides assurance that our environmental impacts are being measured and improved.