Petrofac News 1700X397
02 November 2016

Petrofac’s 2016 EVE Awards finalists announced

Every year Petrofac recognises employees who have achieved incredible results by living our values through the EVE Awards. The awards celebrate those who have gone above and beyond the requirements of their day jobs and attained outstanding results for our projects, clients and communities.

Our panels of expert and Group judges have had the difficult task of whittling down a record 346 entries this year to just 17 finalists, which are categorised by our values: safe, ethical, innovative, responsive, quality and cost conscious, and driven to deliver.

This year’s finalists span our projects, locations and business units and are fantastic examples of our values in action. Our finalists include:

  • Ethical – our Saudi Arabia office for its fun and creative paper recycling scheme which sees money from the sales of the paper to a recycling centre donated to charity. It has inspired staff to launch similar recycling initiatives and serves as a living legacy of our genuine commitment to protecting the environment
  • Quality and cost conscious – the Rotating Equipment team in Kuwait, who positively challenged the project specifications and conventional engineering approaches by de-packaging the scope of work and breaking it down to reduce costs. This included developing an innovative water treatment package – converting waste water for use in steam modules
  • Safe – Bob Banks, Mechanical Maintenance Technician, who designed a kit for offshore teams to use when working at height. The Drops Prevention Backpack contains a lightweight drop mat, lifting bag, 8m rope and supporting barrier pack, all designed to make offshore workers’ day-to-day job simpler and safer
  • Driven to deliver – the successful design of the huge HVDC platform for the BorWin3 project, the first of its kind for us. This was a technically challenging project that has no precedent within Petrofac, yet has already obtained the necessary approvals required for German offshore windfarms. It‘s given Petrofac a foothold in the North Sea wind energy sector

Indrajit Banerjee, who is part of the BorWin3 project team and the main designer of this offshore platform, is delighted that his team has made it through to the finals: “We’re honoured to be recognised for doing something above and beyond everyday work. I see it as recognition for working smart and not just working. The project is a game-changer for Petrofac and the EVE Awards provides a platform for projects like these to get exposure.”

The winners for each category will be announced next month at our awards ceremony in Dubai, and each winning team will be given the opportunity to attend an exclusive session with our Group Chief Executive, Ayman Asfari, to discuss their work and learn from his extensive business experience.

Ayman is a passionate champion of the EVE Awards: “The EVE Awards shine a light on our true strengths. Collaboration, dedication, and our values-led culture have all underpinned Petrofac's success to date, and will remain pivotal in realising our objectives during these challenging times. I look forward to meeting the winning teams, and to discussing their inspirational work with them in person.”