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Press Release

29 July 2014

Petrofac management to scale fundraising heights for local charityPetrofac management will need to reach peak fitness for their latest fundraising challenge – to carry Aberdonian wheelchair athlete Kenny Herriot to the summit of Bennachie next month.

Petrofac Offshore Projects and Operations has sponsored Kenny, an elite international wheelchair athlete and motivational speaker, for nearly 13 years. After being injured in a motorbike accident in 2000, Kenny has travelled across the world to train, compete and inspire people, sporting Petrofac branding.  

A 20-strong group including Petrofac’s Europe leadership team will scale all 1,700 feet of Bennachie for the challenge on Friday 15August 2014 tackling rocky terrain while working together to carry Kenny safely to the summit in a specially-modified wheelchair.

All funds raised will go to Petrofac’s chosen ‘Charity of the Year’, Friends of the Special Nursery, which is the charity of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s neo-natal unit for premature and sick babies. The Bennachie challenge is one of a range of fundraising activities being undertaken by Petrofac teams and departments in year one of a two year partnership.  

Julie Wilson, Treasurer, Friends of the Special Nursery said: “We wish the Leadership Team all the best with the challenge. We are so impressed with the amount of proactive fundraising from staff teams at Petrofac and delighted that they have already raised enough funds to purchase much-needed items from our wish-list: a height adjustable cot and a drinking water unit. With these donations, we can continue to support families through extremely difficult times and give newborns the best possible start in life.”

Kenny Herriot said: I have had an amazing relationship with Petrofac since 2001; they have helped me achieve a very high standard in racing and motivational speaking. I am delighted to take part in this exciting and challenging day and put the leadership team through their paces for a great cause.”

Walter Thain, Senior Vice President Europe, Petrofac said: 
“We are delighted to take on this challenge for a very worthwhile cause. The leadership team were inspired by the tremendous effort by our staff; their enthusiasm, drive and generosity for their chosen charity has resulted in us raising more than £10,000 so far this year. Together we will ensure we reach our fundraising target of £33,000 to purchase a much-needed ‘Giraffe’ incubator for the neo-natal unit to promote the growth and stability of fragile newborns.” e accident in 2000. The money we raise will be spent making sure NO ONE has to learn safety by accident.


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Notes to Editors


Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC).

Petrofac designs and builds oil and gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects. Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil and gas assets.

With more than 18,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of seven strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur and has a further 24 offices worldwide.

For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website at www.petrofac.com.



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