Korea East-West Power (EWP) was assessed at an “A” grade for the fourth consecutive year in the 2022 evaluation of public entities’ safety activities by the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL), EWP said on April 6.
A safety evaluation of public entities, which made its debut in 2019, is designed to make an overall assessment of public entities’ safety and health management regime and their safety activities.
A combined 171 public enterprises and quasi-government agencies underwent an evaluation in 30 categories in four areas: safety and health management regime, management, activities and outcome.
EWP was recognized for making outstanding achievements in the top managers’ participation in safety and health activities, the improvement of on-site safety and health activities, and the upgrading of a safety and health management regime.
In particular, the power company was evaluated to have entered a “settlement” stage when executing its safety activities.
EWP has been credited with putting into practice priority management on safety under the catchphrase “Building a Safe Worksite.
Last year, management conducted on-site safety management activities on operations at over 33 occasions to explore and improve hazardous and danger factors.
The power company has held an annual safety culture event designed to raise awareness of safety among all EWP staffers.
EWP has made strenuous efforts to spread life awareness toward safety, such as an idea contest designed to improve safety regimes to on-site-oriented ones and held competitions and campaigns.
EWP has established a behavior manual according to diverse stages to respond to disasters at renewable facilities, which were built as new power generation projects, and to cope with emergency situations there.
The power company raised utilization and convenience by adding a QR code in addition to the inauguration of a safety call in which workers are guaranteed to stop work in the event of emergencies.
EWP President Kim Young-moon said, ”EWP attaches top core value to ensuring safety and prioritizing safety management in all decision-making processes, and we devote ourselves to creating a work site in which workers can work at ease through overall safety management, such as on-site safety management, institutional and corporate culture.”
A view of Korea East-West Power (EWP) headquarters in Ulsan Metropolitan City. (Photos: EWP)
EWP to Implement Wind Power Generator Diagnosis and Output Prediction Platform
Korea East-West Power (EWP) will build a platform to diagnose wind power generation facilities and predict generation capabilities by utilizing a digital twin technology: predicting probable problems that can occur in reality by implementing and studying a “twin” in digital virtual reality.
EWP was selected as an institution responsible for implementing a wind power generator O&M through a contest for the 2022 national infrastructure intelligent informatization, organized by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) last February.
EWP will build a 20MW digital twin platform targeting the Gyeongju Wind Farm in cooperation eINS S&C, a solution-based SI specialty company, and NADA, an AI-based rotational machinery trouble diagnosis company.
The project will cost 4 billion won, and will be paid for by the central government and the private sector.