Having had a presence in the Emirate since 1991, the business has developed a large multi-national work force servicing both regional and international opportunities. It is also worthy of note that our Sharjah presence could not have been sustained without the help of the Emirate’s Government and the kind and generous support of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamad Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
Petrofac has several office locations in Sharjah however our two flagship towers, in the Al-Khan district of Sharjah, are an iconic landmark for the business. We are able to consolidate around 4,000 employees between the two adjacent towers.
Also based in Sharjah is our joint venture with China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC). China Petroleum Petrofac Engineering Services (CPPES) provides project management and engineering services for selected oil and gas projects, focusing on projects for Chinese oil and gas companies.
Petrofac understands the importance of its role in the local community and in this respect has many relationships in place and engages in a variety of programmes involving local NGOs, charities, educational establishments, for example:
- Your child, your responsibility – an ongoing campaign under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. Predominantly reaching out to Sharjah residents, the campaign team is working closely with the local community, through a variety of activities such as lectures, workshops and advertising, to raise awareness around the importance of using car seats to keep young children safe.
- Road safety, it’s no accident – a 12-month road safety programme run in 2010/11, in collaboration with Sharjah Police targeting the importance of using seatbelts, not using mobile telephones when driving and not driving at excessive speed
- English Live – an English language programme with local NGO, Action Care, for school children who wouldn’t otherwise have such an opportunity. Petrofac was the main sponsor and provided a team of volunteers to take part in the programme
We also hold an annual Contractor Safety Forum. This year's event was attended by clients and more than 150 representatives from our key contractors associated with our projects. around the world. The event focused on our Golden Rules of Safety, collaboration, sharing best practice and the importance of teamwork.