Opened Wintershall’s head office in StavangerOn Tuesday, Wintershall Norge’s new head office building in Stavanger was officially opened.
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie cut the ceremonial ribbon.
“The opening of Wintershall's new head office shows that the Norwegian continental shelf has a lot of major opportunities to offer, and that Norway is an attractive business partner for international companies”, she said to the gathering in the new office in Hinna Park.
Wintershall Norge announced in a press release that they are involved in around 60 licences on the Norwegian continental shelf, and are an operator of more than half of these.
“We have become one of the most important companies on the Norwegian continental shelf. It is a result that we can be proud of, but that is far from the end of the story. On the contrary. We are committed to continually developing our projects and partnerships – and to continuing to invest in Norway. This is a promise we will keep: we are here to stay”, said Martin Bachmann, CEO who is head of exploration and production in Europe and the Middle East.
Wintershall’s employees in Stavanger used to be scattered across three different buildings. With funding from its parent company BASF, in 2014 Wintershall began the work of building a new office building that would be able to house all its employees under one roof.
“Bringing all our staff in Stavanger into one building will make us more efficient and productive. Now we will be sharing knowledge and working together even more closely than before. Modern communications technology in the new building will also enable us to work highly efficiently with colleagues and partners in other parts of the world”, said Bernd Schrimpf, Managing Director of Wintershall Norge.