Petrofac expands business in Singapore

9 June 2008

Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities provider, has reached an agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to manage and operate the Chemical Process Technology Centre (CPTC). This is a world-class technical training centre in Singapore. CPTC is located on Jurong Island, Singapore and is owned by the EDB.

CPTC is a state-of-the-art technical training centre designed to meet the needs of the energy, chemical and process engineering industries. It incorporates a live hydrocarbon processing plant, specialist equipment laboratories, fully equipped classrooms and a 200-seater auditorium. The centre was conceptualised and executed by industry players, in close collaboration with the Singapore government and educational institutions in Singapore.

CPTC will be managed and operated by Petrofac’s training arm, Petrofac Training, focusing on the skills assessment and development of operations and maintenance personnel for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

With the advantage of a hydrocarbon process plant on site, Petrofac Training will conduct competence-based operations and maintenance training, including shift rotation, permit to work with task risk assessments, start up and shutdown exercises, emergency response and fire drill exercises, thereby offering a unique environment to meet the training and competence assessment needs of its customers.

Phil Costelloe, regional director for the Asia Pacific region said: “This agreement to manage and operate CPTC is aligned with EDB’s objective of building and enhancing a world-class workforce for industry. It is a significant regional achievement and fits well with our business strategy to support one of the industry’s most critical challenges - growing, developing and maintaining competent workforces.”

With more than 30 years of experience in supporting the energy industries through the provision of competence-led training and consultancy solutions, Petrofac Training is well equipped to manage and conduct the delivery of training at the centre.

Leigh Howarth, managing director, Petrofac Training, said: “Petrofac Training is committed to developing competent local workforces globally. We are confident CPTC will be recognised as a regional and global centre of excellence and a market leader in competence-based technical training.”