Horizon Offshore Announces International Certifications

Monday, September 16, 2002
Horizon Offshore, Inc., announced its achievement of two internationally recognized certifications. Norwegian classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has certified Horizon's compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series management system standard OHSAS 18001. The certification applies to Horizon operations worldwide. OHSAS 18001 is designed to minimize the risk of accidents and near-miss incidents that employees and other parties may encounter while participating in work-related activities. Horizon also received certification by DNV to international quality management system standard ISO 9001:2000 for its Houston-based support activities and Southeast Asia marine construction activities. Compliance with ISO 9001:2000 is expected to enhance customer satisfaction by demonstrating Horizon's ability to consistently provide products meeting customer and applicable regulatory requirements. Bill Lam, Horizon's President and Chief Executive Officer said, "These certifications highlight Horizon's continuing efforts to deliver more value to our customers through the implementation of effective systems to improve the protection of personnel and the environment, and to maximize the quality of products and services delivered."

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