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10 may 2015

Petrofac and Remontowa highly commended at the industry awards

In the fifth UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards 2015 edition, Petrofac and Remontowa SA have been Highly Commended in the "Workforce Engagement" category.


The winners of awards, celebrating the people and companies striving to ensure North Sea oil and gas operations are as safe as they can be, were named at awards ceremony held in Aberdeen on April 29, 2015, attended by some 500 persons. The prestigious awards are UK Offshore Oil and Gas sector related, but have international importance, given the specialists and companies working in the UK offshore industry are coming from many countries.

There were over 100 nominations to the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards with the selection of the finalists for the April 29 ceremony undertaken by previous winners, elected safety representatives and senior leaders from across industry.

In the fifth UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards edition, jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety organizations, Petrofac and Remontowa SA have become one of the Highly Commended in the "Workforce Engagement" category.

Namely, the distinguished have been Gordon Quigley, HSE Manager, Petrofac and Krzysztof Mądrala, Project Director, Remontowa - Petrofac and Remontowa FPF-1 Modification Project.

On the occasion of the 2015 edition of the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, Robert Paterson, health and safety director at Oil & Gas UK, said: "We were really impressed with the level and standard of entries to our Awards. The innovative approaches being taken by winners to ensure high standards of safety, as well as the measures underway to further raise awareness to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, really are to be applauded."

The award gala in Aberdeen was attended by Krzysztof Mądrala - project manager and Tomasz Cendrowski project manager deputy for H&S matters.

- Nomination of our project was the initiative of Petrofac, our Client - project manager Krzysztof Mądrala explaines. - I cannot hide satisfaction related to winning this award, earned by every person taking part in execution of the FPF-1 project. Several hundred days without accident is resulting from the engagement and commitment of workforce to work safely, continuous improvement of safety culture and H&S awareness - he adds.

Janusz Czajkowski, management board member for conversion and offshore affairs at Remontowa SA, also appreciates the received accolade.

- This is a conclusion of a certain stage of efforts towards building of safety awareness not only related to FPF-1 project, but implemented throughout the organization. This award is also result of planning of work as well as defining technology also in regard to safety issues - he emphasizes.

Importance of safety of work is also appreciated and emphasized by CEO of Remontowa SA - Jarosław Flont.

- Besides modern technology, favourable delivery schedules and competitive prices, safety is a key factor contributing to the overall value of the shipyard as a reliable business partner and its market position. For years we have been refining and improving H&S procedures, running work safety awareness campaigns among our own employees, subcontractors and partners, engaging also workers' families. I am glad, apart from improving safety statistics, that also Clients of the shipyard  appreciated our efforts, that is proven by Petrofac's initiative to put our project forward to nominations in UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards - Jarosław Flont says.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for, and produce, oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

Step Change in Safety is a member-led, not-for-profit organisation which seeks the make the UK the safest oil province in the world to work in.  The organisation has 137 members, which represent operators, contractors, trade unions, regulators and the onshore and offshore workforce.  Step Change in Safety is made up of four Steering Groups:  Helicopter Safety, Asset Integrity, Competence & Human Factors and Workforce Engagement.