Petrom inaugurated yesterday the company’s new headquarters in northern Bucharest. Dubbed ‘Petrom City,’ the headquarters called for an investment of EUR 130 M covering the costs on decontamination, infrastructure and the construction of office buildings and of the electric power plant. According to a company communiqué quoted by Agerpres, Petrom City is one of the largest real-estate projects on the Romanian market and unique given the magnitude of its ecological rehabilitation project, the buildings’ high energy efficiency and workspace personalization. Moreover, the new location houses one of the most modern data centres in Europe, having a significant economic impact. 2,500 employees from seven Petrom headquarters located in Bucharest and Ploiesti will work at the new location. Petrom City has a built-up surface of 100,000 square meters and it consists of two office buildings, a data centre, a 5 MW electric power plant and a car park with 900 parking spaces. The buildings’ high efficiency – approximately 90 per cent compared to an average level of 40 to 60 per cent – contributes to the project’s uniqueness in Romania. Having signed a ten-year contract, IBM will operate the data centre which will offer IT services to Petrom, OMV and other Romanian clients.