MRO Magazine

Shell’s Albian Sands contracts building maintenance to Johnson Controls


September 5, 2012
By PEM Magazine

Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) has been awarded the contract to provide maintenance and improvement services to buildings at Shell’s Albian Sands mining operation in northern Alberta.

The new agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between the two companies that began in 2009. It is significant because it will be the first time that Johnson Controls GWS will provide facilities management services to a mining operation in the area. Johnson Controls GWS will provide maintenance and improvements to Shell buildings and trailer complexes, which occupy more than 600,000 square feet.

Johnson Controls GWS vice-president of the oil & gas market Paul Morgan, said: “The partnership between Johnson Controls and Shell is a good example of a mutually beneficial business relationship developing over time. We currently manage a range of facilities for Shell, including fuel retail sites, offices, data centers and laboratories, however, this new agreement will see us provide direct support to Shell’s mining operations for the first time. We have a strong team who are well prepared to take on the challenges associated with managing the risk and safety concerns around these sites.  As with all Shell facilities, the focus will remain on health and safety, the environment and security.”
Johnson Controls also manages and maintains 11,000 of Shell’s fuel retail sites in 24 countries in EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, as well as a variety of real estate in the U.S., Brazil and the Netherlands, where it manages the company’s Hague headquarters.