spic website: sep sends staff back to work abroad by charter plane
on august 8, 2020, in the departure hall of shanghai pudong international airport, a team of travelers waving five-star red flags and holding up a banner with the words "becoming the main force to resume work and production, creating the most beautiful pearl in the mediterranean" were particularly eye-catching. they are the builders who would assist in sep hunutlu thermal power plant project in turkey. these 239 "heroes in harm's way" were about to board a chartered plane bound for adana, turkey. the chartered flight was led by sep, jointly coordinated and implemented by spic energy technology & engineering co., ltd. and other project contractors, combined with countless efforts and endeavors, and became the first direct flight from shanghai to the site of key overseas projects of resumption of work and production undertaken by foreign airlines since the covid-19 outbreak in 2020.
hunutlu thermal power plant project in turkey is a flagship project linking the china-proposed belt and road initiative with turkey's middle corridor plan, and is also china's largest direct investment project in the country so far.
in order to meet the urgent demand for technical and management personnel at the project site, sep chairman wang yundan attached great importance to the relevant work, and deployed and promoted the charter flight task in person, and deputy president huang chen coordinated the implementation of seven professional workgroups several times. in the face of various difficulties such as no experience in the approval of charter flight scheme initiated by the chinese side in the epidemic situation, mobilization and organization of employees scattered across the country, implementation of a large number of employee visas within a short period of time, protection of staff safety during the epidemic and connection with foreign airlines, sep kept a close eye on the international flight information and attempted to solve the problem of employees going to turkey with a combination of commercial flight and charter flight. in the context that it is extremely difficult to buy a ticket for the resumption of flights in turkey, the company coordinated with the shanghai office of turkish airlines and various units going to board the plane, organized and clinched 227 tickets for commercial flights to turkey in a timely manner, and ensured that all the construction personnel most urgently needed for the annual key tasks at the project construction site take the lead to rush to the site, which largely relieved the pressure on the project site and realized the first step of scientific and orderly arrangement of personnel entering the site.
on this basis, sep actively contacted the sasac, chinese embassy in turkey, consulate general of turkey in shanghai and other relevant departments, and under their help and instructions, collaborated with spic energy technology & engineering and anhui first construction engineering co., ltd. to fulfill and complete various approval procedures in china and turkey, the signing of charter flight contracts, boarding epidemic prevention and testing and other related matters one after another, ensuring that every detail must be error-free and closely connected with each other.
after their arrival, this batch of builders will adopt the anti-epidemic measures according to the local requirements and then rush to the site as soon as possible to participate in the project construction and strive to put the project into operation soon.