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Petrom is finalizing the construction plan of its new headquarters, Petrom City

  • Total investment for the realization of Petrom City project is around EUR 130 million
  • More than EUR 80 million for the buildings construction exclusively
  • Total gross space of 100,000 square meters
  • Petrom City will reunite Petrom employees of all Bucharest and Ploiesti headquarters
  • The project is based on forward-looking architectural concepts and is in line with the latest European  standards in terms of working environment

Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in South Eastern Europe, has finalized the phase of architectural planning of the future Petrom City. This will become the new headquarters of the company and will host around 2,500 employees who will be moving here starting 2009/2010.

Mariana Gheorghe, Chief Executive Officer of Petrom: „The office buildings Petrom City is a complex and ambitious project which reflects the transformation process of the company. The design of Petrom City is based on an innovative and modern concept and will be implemented in accordance with the highest European architectural standards. We want to offer to our employees a working environment of the future that brings a series of technical innovations which combines in the same time functionality with elements meant to facilitate communication.”

Petrom City will have a total gross area of 100,000 square meters and will have five buildings - two oval office buildings, a classical shaped high raised building, a data center, a combined building with a power generation -  and a garage for around 1000 parking slots.

The oval shape of the two central buildings was chosen due to its unique capacities to offer equal access from all the points of the building to any other point from the same floor. This improves the communication between employees and increases the feeling of being part of the same entity.

The assembly is provided with a series of additional facilities such as meeting points, café, health center, a store, a cafeteria, interior and exterior gardens. Another new element is the presence of nature in the entire oval office buildings having gardens in the atrium and as well in the surrounding areas located of Petrom City.

The data center will be built on the premises of Petrom City and will support the activity of the entire OMV and its subsidiaries all over the world.

By its shape and technical characteristics, Petrom City is unique in Romania. Petrom City functions by an innovative system of producing and consuming energy which increases the energetic efficiency up to 90% .The performance is possible due to a combined gas-power plant-coupling. Thus the heat resulted from the generation of the electric power will be absorbed, transformed and used entirely for the cooling of the building in the summertime. In wintertime, this heat will be used directly for heating. This concept is presently implemented only in 1% of the office buildings from all over the world.

The employees will carry out their activity in Petrom City under maximum earthquake safety conditions. The complex was designed by the best structure engineers in Romania and Germany and is in line with all necessary construction requirements.

The company will allocate around EUR 130 mn for the realization of Petrom City project, which includes the ecological rehabilitation of the plot, erection of the three office buildings, data center, power plant and garage, as well as for the construction of the roads infrastructure. More than EUR 80 mn will support the construction of the office buildings. The cost for infrastructure will be around EUR 6 mn and will include the access to Petrom City plot as well as the streets within Petrom campus.  The roads have a total length of 1.7 km and will be provided with illuminating system, benches and green areas.

Following the tender process, the construction contract was granted to SC Alpine S.A. and it is estimated that the construction works will start by end 2007.

Petrom City will be built at Straulesti, where Petrom is currently developing a large ecological rehabilitation project. The ecological rehabilitation project benefits from an investment of more than EUR 10 mn and was presented as a success story during the second International Conference of Urban Areas Management at Stuttgart.