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BP’s Award Winning Building Formally Opened By Queensland Premier

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The Hon Campbell Newman opens Bulwer Office Building.

BP’s award winning office building at the Bulwer Island Refinery in Brisbane has been formally opened by the Premier of Queensland, the Hon Campbell Newman MP.

Prior to the construction of the new office building refinery staff were located in different buildings several kilometres apart. Co-location significantly improves efficiency and teamwork.

Built at a cost of $33 million, the Bulwer office building provides 3 levels and 4,500 sq metres of blast and gas resistant office accommodation. Other key features include a large number of meeting rooms along with break-out spaces and a purpose built video-conferencing facility.

Commenting on the new facility Paul Waterman, President, BP Australasia, said: “BP regards Queensland as its home state. The founder of the company which eventually became BP made his fortune from a gold mine outside Rockhampton, and since its formation in 1920, BP Australia has continued to play a major role in keeping the state moving.”

“Over the past 18 months, BP has invested some $200 million in improving safety and reliability at the Bulwer Island refinery, new bitumen and marine fuel import facilities in Brisbane and Townsville, upgrades to our extensive network of wholesale and retail facilities and, of course, the new office building.”

“I’d like to thank the Premier for agreeing to formally open our new building and I’d also like to say a special thank-you to all refinery staff for reaching last week’s significant milestone of completing a year without a lost time accident.”

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