The central tower of BP’s sprawling Houston campus in the Energy Corridor could reopen in mid-February, allowing the company to bring back hundreds of employees still working from home after Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters poured into the building, the company confirmed this week.
By the time the storm had passed, water had filled the basement and flooded the first floor of the main office at the British oil company’s US headquarters in Houston, called Westlake One.
BP originally said the tower would reopen in early 2018.
The Helios Plaza, another building on BP’s campus, reopened two weeks ago, and the company has brought back a third of its workforce of around 5,000 so far.
It plans to accommodate at least 60 percent of its workforce in various office buildings by the end of the month. Helios, also home to BP’s energy trading floor, has taken on an additional 230 employees.
This first appeared on the Houston Chronicle – an Energy Voice content partner. For more click here.
Recommended for you
Read the latest opinion pieces from our Energy Voice columnists
- OPINION: Collaboration is key, says BHGE after landing BP Tortue FEED work
- Opinion: When will decommissioning industry set record straight?
- Opinion: Prostate Cancer – The Big Taboo is an industry threat
- Opinion: Environmental focus about more than just compliance
- Opinion: Take time to understand the culture of your people