Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS), a leading provider of facilities, commercial real estate and energy management to many of the world’s largest companies, has extended its global partnership to provide facilities management services to BP.
The new four-year agreement will take the relationship between the companies beyond the 20-year mark. It was awarded to Johnson Controls GWS for its proven track record in delivering world class workplaces supported by rigorous health and safety processes and standards.
Under the agreement, Johnson Controls GWS will provide facilities management services to BP offices, plants and a refinery in 16 countries in EMEA including Belgium, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.
In total, Johnson Controls GWS will manage 36 BP sites, which house 15,400 employees and have a combined internal area in excess of 2,000,000ft² (200,000m²). The contract also covers BP’s North Sea exploration, development and production sites in Scotland at Aberdeen and Grangemouth, along with Stavanger in Norway.
Johnson Controls GWS provides facilities management services to BP sites in South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia and the US under separate agreements.
Johnson Controls GWS, Vice President Oil and Gas Market, Paul Morgan, said: “The relationship between the two companies epitomizes what a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership in business should be. Although this is Johnson Controls GWS’ second oldest contract, we move into this next phase with even more determination to deliver the best possible workplaces and health and safety standards through innovation and creativity. That drive is testament to the people that we have on the account.”
Johnson Controls GWS first began working with BP in 1993, when it managed facilities at a single building in Stockley Park, just west of London. The scope of the contract was later expanded in 1994 to include BP’s prestigious International Centre for Business & Technology in Sunbury UK, which accommodates close to 5,000 employees. BP sites in mainland Europe and locations around the world were added later.