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Building a desert camp in Tindouf

2019-09-16     Source: Sinopecnews.com

在廷杜夫建设沙漠营地

 

The curtain of night has fallen down, we landed in Tindouf, the inland city of the Sahara Desert in western Algeria, North Africa. There were neither pedestrians on the street nor hustle and bustle of the city, but a strong heat smote up into our face.

夜幕降临,我们乘机着陆在北非阿尔及利亚西部撒哈拉沙漠中的“内陆”城市廷杜夫。大街上鲜见行人,没有城市的熙熙攘攘,热浪扑面而来。

 

 

The next morning, under the escort of the local military police, we drove to the eastern camp 85 kilometers from the city, where Sinopec 312 team was stationed.

第二天上午,在当地军警的护送下,我们驱车赶往距离市区85公里的东部营地,地球物理公司国际业务发展中心阿尔及利亚廷杜夫项目SINOPEC312队驻扎在那里。

The Sahara Desert had blue sky and white clouds, but the air was hot and dry. Being shone by the sun, the sand showed dazzling golden colour. There were white dromedary camels and flocks along the way in the nearby Western Sahara refugee camp. Teenagers with schoolbags can be seen everywhere, they were walking with talking and laughing. They immediately confidently posted a “V-shape” when we picked up the camera toward them.

撒哈拉沙漠的天空是蓝天白云,空气炽热而又干燥。阳光撒在沙粒上,泛起一片耀眼的金黄。沿途有白色的单峰骆驼和羊群在附近的西撒哈拉难民营中途步,随处可见背着书包一路走着、说着、笑着的少年,面对我们端起的相机,他们会立刻自信地比出“V”字。

 

 

We walked into the camp, there was a sprinkler on the driveway to sprinkle water on the road. The Chinese employees and Algerian employees uniformed their dresses, and the lunch break was no exception. After we got off the car and registered, the local HSSE officials gave us a brief camp introduction and safety notice.

走进营地,车道上有一辆洒水车在给路面洒水,避免扬尘。中方队员和阿籍员工统一着装,午休时也不例外。我们下车登记后,当地HSSE官员给我们做了简短的营地介绍及安全告知。

Entering the yard along the lane, the source vehicles, trucks, and off-road vehicles were orderly parked in the yard according to different models. First-aid packets and fire extinguishers are installed in the car. Large garbage bins are installed in the garage. Waste and garbage must be brought back to the unified recycling treatment after construction.

顺着车道进入车场,震源车、卡车、越野车按不同车型整齐划一的停放在车场。车内都配有急救包和灭火器,车场内设置了大型垃圾箱,废物及垃圾在施工后必须带回统一回收处理。

 

 

Entering the kitchen of Algerian staff, well-dressed chefs were busy working. Arabic kitchen utensils with local characteristics are as bright as mirrors. Raw meat, cooked meat and vegetables have separate chopping boards. At the same time, the chef wears cut-resistant gloves.

进入阿籍员工厨房,穿戴整齐的厨师正在紧张忙碌着,有当地特色的阿拉伯厨具明亮如镜,生肉、熟肉、蔬菜都有专用的案板,厨师戴着防切手套。

Walking through the camp, we couldn't find a piece of waste paper and couldn't see a cigarette butt. Additionally, each section of the barn is placed at a distance of 5 meters, and there are homemade 50 cm high ashtrays on both sides of the barracks.

走遍整个营地,我们找不到一张废纸片,看不见一个烟头。每一节营房车都按5米的间距摆放,营房两边都设有自制的高50厘米的烟灰缸。

As the key prevention area of the HSSE, the oil storage area is surrounded by fences, fire sand, fire extinguishers and safety signs, just like the heavily guarded fortress.

作为HSSE的重点防范区域油库区,四周均设有围栏,消防沙、灭火器、安全标识一应俱全,宛如戒备森严的堡垒。

 

 

During the construction of the camp, the staff did not sleep comfortably and did not eat a comfortable meal. Every day, the staff is working on the heat or dust of the Sahara, working from dawn to dusk. When they are hungry, just eat some solid food. But no one has complained. Everyone has the same idea in mind that they build the camp as soon as possible, they can transport the equipment and materials to the camp earlier. In this way, all the staff will endure less hardship, and at the same time, production will be started earlier.

在营地建设的那段时间里,队员没有睡上一个舒服觉,没吃上一顿舒心饭。每天顶着撒哈拉沙漠的高温或沙尘作业,日出而行,日落而归,饿了就吃点干粮将就一下,谁也没有一句怨言。大家心里就一个想法,早一分钟建成营地,早一分钟把设备物资运到营地,全体队员就少受一分钟的罪,也就能早一分钟开展生产。

(许建峰 杨萍/文图 戴领/译 )

 

 

 

 

 
 
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