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Phu My 2.2 Power Plant: Vivablast And Mekong Energy Forge A Thriving Health & Safety Community

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VIVABLAST, a proud partner of Mekong Energy, is committed to the exceptional health and safety (H&S) culture at the Phu My 2.2 Power Plant.



Mekong Energy prioritizes the well-being of the employees and the surrounding community. More than just generating power, Phu My 2.2 Power Plant is committed to a safe and healthy work environment. Mekong Energy’s 4 common values resonate deeply with us:

  • Health & Safety is our priority
  • No unnecessary risks
  • Accidents are all preventable
  • H&S is a fully integrated part of professionalism


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This article explores the significance of health and safety, the key factors contributing to its success, and the concept of a “Health and Safety Community” at the power plant.

Learn more about Phu My 2.2’s award-winning health and safety culture: Phú Mỹ 2.2 video on Mekong’s LinkedIn


Why is Health and Safety So Important?

Health and safety are critically important in a power plant for several reasons:

  • High-risk environment

Power plants deal with immense heat, pressure, and hazardous materials. A lapse in safety can lead to explosions, fires, and toxic releases, putting workers and the surrounding community at risk.

  • Protecting workers

Power plant workers perform complex tasks in demanding conditions. Strong health and safety protocols ensure they have the proper training, equipment, and procedures to minimize accidents and injuries.

  • Environmental protection

Power plants can have a significant impact on the environment. Proper safety measures help prevent spills, leaks, and emissions, safeguarding air, water, and wildlife.

  • Community well-being

Power plants are often located near communities. A strong safety culture ensures residents are not exposed to health hazards and minimizes disruptions from accidents.

  • Maintaining trust and reputation

Power plants are essential for powering our lives, but accidents can erode public trust. A focus on health and safety demonstrates a commitment to responsible operation.


What are the key factors of success in Health and Safety?

  • Cultivating Safety Awareness

We invest heavily in training and development programs for all personnel. This empowers them to identify and mitigate hazards, fostering a proactive approach to safety.

  • Leadership by Example

Our leaders champion safety initiatives, providing constant supervision and encouragement. This sets a clear standard for everyone and demonstrates the importance of H&S from the top down.

  • Shared Responsibility

By emphasizing a “Health and Safety Community”, we encourage a sense of shared responsibility among all members. This fosters innovation, best practices, and a positive working culture based on safety, health, and the common good.

  • Sustainability through Partnership

Mekong Energy’s focus on long-term partnerships with contractors like Vivablast creates stability and continuity within the H&S community.


Sustainability through Partnership


Why talking about a “Health and Safety Community”?

Talking about a “Health and Safety Community” is a powerful way to promote a culture of safety and well-being:

  • Shared Responsibility

It emphasizes that health and safety aren’t just the responsibility of a single department or management. It’s a collective effort where everyone in the community (employees, contractors, visitors) plays a role in keeping each other safe.

  • Knowledge Sharing

A community fosters communication and knowledge sharing. People can learn from each other’s experiences, best practices, and even near misses to identify and prevent future accidents.

  • Support and Motivation

Being part of a community can be motivating. People feel a sense of responsibility to their peers and are more likely to follow safety protocols. The community can also offer support to those who have been impacted by accidents or injuries.

  • Continuous Improvement

A strong health and safety community is constantly looking for ways to improve. By sharing ideas and experiences, the community can identify new hazards, develop better procedures, and ultimately create a safer work environment for everyone.


Impressive Achievements

Our dedication to H&S has yielded remarkable results:

  • Zero serious accidents or occupational diseases since the plant’s operation began
  • Nearly 13 years without an accident for Mekong Energy employees
  • Over 2 million trouble-free working hours by our collaborative community of industry partners


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Mekong Energy Company has set a strong standard for health and safety. This creates a strong focus on keeping the workers and the local community healthy and safe. At Phu My 2.2, safety is not just a priority, it’s a way of life, built on collaboration, shared responsibility, and a relentless pursuit of a safe and healthy work environment for all. Through its commitment to the well-being of its employees and the wider community, the power plant sets a benchmark in the industry, ensuring a brighter and safer future for all.

About Us

VIVABLAST was founded in 1994, as a 100% foreign-owned company with an ambition to become the most preferred and trustful service provider for industrial assets protection in Southeast Asia.

Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia experienced rapid economic growth with significant investments in industrial facilities, equipment, and infrastructures of Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Marine, Power Generation & Manufacturing sectors.

Hence, VIVABLAST has succeeded as a reliable subcontractor for many International & Domestic companies by delivering our professional services to such prestigious companies as PIRIOU, JGCS, Technip, KNOC, Metacor, PTSC groups, Vietsovpetro, etc. with great passion.

Our innovative system of mobile blasting & painting workshops can be mobilized anywhere in Southeast Asia for all major projects and infrastructure sites, which has performed very well during Vietnam’s first refinery project – Dung Quat followed by Vung Ang 1.2 Power Plant project and the biggest Oil & Gas complex in Vietnam – Nghi Son Refinery.

In 2014, VIVABLAST landed in the soils of Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia to capture the growing demands of customers at any time and anywhere.

Over 28 years of steady deliberate growth, we feel confident and proud of our team and their capacities to play a vital role in the multi-disciplinary industrial services provider.

Why Choose Us?

Expertise of industrial assets preserving since 1994


VIVABLAST is a company that offers surface preparation and industrial painting solutions for various industries such as oil and gas, marine, construction, and mining. Some of the solutions they offer include abrasive blasting, hydro blasting, tank cleaning, industrial coating, and passive fire protection.

Board of Management

Mr Jacques Vivarès – Chairman
Mr Boris Vivarès – VIVABLAST Group General Director – Commercial & Business Development
Mr Shanthamani Muthukumar – VIVABLAST Vietnam General Manager

VIVABLAST is a global provider of industrial asset protection solutions in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and surrounding countries. VIVABLAST is a 100% foreign-owned Company accredited ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 by Bureau Veritas with offices and setup over South-East Asia. Since 1994, we have been servicing industry leaders in major projects from construction phase to maintenance programs. Our vertical expertise includes all industry sectors, particularly: oil & gas, power & utilities, shipbuilding, mining and manufacturing. We design and deliver professional services to preserve our Clients’ assets sustainably, through efficient and reliable specialty services and integrated solutions.

VIVABLAST is committed to sustainability and social responsibility. The company aims to reduce its environmental impact through various initiatives, such as implementing environmentally friendly technologies and reducing waste. Additionally, VIVABLAST has programs in place to support its employees, their families, and the communities in which they operate. The company also supports various charitable organizations and encourages its employees to participate in community service activities.