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OMV Petrom contributes with 3 mn euro to the modernization of Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital

  • OMV Petrom sponsorship supports the purchase of medical equipment for 7 operating rooms
  • Ploiești County Emergency Hospital „Dr. Constantin Andreoiu” is the largest medical institution in Prahova County and provides medical assistance for approximately 65,000 patients per year

OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, supports the modernization of the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital „Dr. Constantin Andreoiu” with EUR 3 mn. It is the most important medical unit in Prahova County, being the only hospital in the region with units of plastic surgery, reconstructive micro-surgery and treatment of burn patients.

Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: "We are glad that we can contribute to providing the County Emergency Hospital „Dr. Constantin Andreoiu” in Ploiesti with modern equipment, that improves the quality of the medical services and the safety of the patients. This project is particularly important to us as it strengthens the solid partnership that we have built with the local community. While we invest in our business here and provide jobs in Ploiesti and Prahova County, we are involved in many other social projects, developed for the benefit of local communities."

Iulian Dumitrescu, President of Prahova County Council: "We thank OMV Petrom for its involvement in the modernization of the County Emergency Hospital „Dr. Constantin Andreoiu” in Ploiesti. Thanks to this important sponsorship, our surgeons will benefit from modern facilities that will help them do what they know best: save and protect the lives of their patients. OMV Petrom thus shows that it is a responsible citizen of our community, and we are convinced that we will develop together other important projects for our community."

The 7 surgery rooms of the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital „Dr. Constantin Andreoiu” Operator Block, out of a total of 13, have recently been renovated and will be equipped, following the OMV Petrom sponsorship, with modern equipment. These include 4 operating tables, 5 complete lines of surgery, defibrillator, high-performance anesthesia machine, video assisted system for difficult intubations, air sterilizers, radiology machine and other medical equipment.

OMV Petrom has been consistently involved in important projects in the healthcare. The company supported with EUR 10 mn the Dăruiește Viață Association for the first oncological hospital for children in Romania. Also, OMV Petrom supported with EUR 1.5 mn the Blondie Association, in order to facilitate the transport of patients, especially children, with conditions that cannot be treated in our country. The company has also been involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the Red Cross and frontline hospitals with EUR 1.4 mn. In total, in the last 5 years, OMV Petrom has supported the healthcare sector in Romania with more than EUR 16 mn.

About OMV Petrom  

OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 47 million boe in 2021. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through approximately 790 filling stations under two brands – OMV and Petrom.  

OMV Petrom shares are traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds a 51% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.6% of OMV Petrom shares, and 28.4% is owned by natural and legal persons. 

OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with approximately 35 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2021. During the same period, the company invested approximately 17 billion euro. 

Since 2007, OMV Petrom has included corporate responsibility principles into its business strategy. Between 2007 and 2021, the company has allocated over 80 million euro to develop communities in Romania, focusing on environmental protection, education, health, and local development.  

On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change.