Baku. Vahab Rzayev – APA-Economics. BP Azerbaijan today announced that it had moved to its new offices in Baku called “BP Xazar Centre”. It is located in Port Baku Development area along the Neftchilar Avenue.
BP today hosted an event in Baku to officially inaugurate its new office. Gordon Birrell, BP’s Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, and Rovnag Abdullayev, President of SOCAR, accompanied by guests representing various government and partner organisations unveiled the plaque and toured the office building.
BP Xazar Centre will occupy levels 5-14 of a 16 level building and will have 2100 work stations and 135 meeting rooms.
The new office will be equipped with the most advanced technology including Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE), which will allow direct links with all BP remote facilities offshore and onshore, as well as tele-presence, secure printing facilities, e-booking of meeting rooms and VoIP (voice over IP) telephony.
Addressing the event that marked the inauguration of the new office, Gordon Birrell said:” We are pleased to have one single modern office in Baku that will bring almost all of our staff together creating “one family” spirit. It will save staff from travelling around the city to different locations for meetings and other business purposes. The high technology of tele-presence used in our meeting rooms will allow us to connect with various parts of the world creating a more "in person" meeting experience over a converged network and enabling people to feel as if they were present in a location which they are not physically in. I am proud that all my staff will benefit from the healthy, technologically friendly and nice working environment. I am particularly pleased that our new office will meet the internationally accepted practice for disabled facilities.”
Construction started end of 2009 and is nearing completion. BP Azerbaijan staff have already started moving from the various locations around Baku, where they were previously based, to BP Xazar Centre.