Each year the Board aims to visit a Petrofac project site in conjunction with one of its scheduled meetings.
We believe that site visits are an invaluable way of helping members of the Board to put the projects they hear about in the boardroom into perspective.
They give our Directors the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of project operations and allow them to experience first-hand some of the challenges and extreme working conditions being faced day-to-day by our employees and contractors, in what can sometimes be difficult and remote locations.
In January 2018, the Board and several members of senior management visited the BorWin3 topside platform, which was under construction at the Dubai Drydocks World in UAE.
During the visit, they met with engineering teams and graduates. They also received a presentation from the Project Director, who outlined the project progress and discussed the considerations and risk controls being put in place for project completion, including the sailaway process from UAE to the German North Sea.
The Directors were given a tour of the different areas of the platform and the main hubs of activity and were struck by the sheer scale of the structure and the level of activity taking place on site.