Alchemy, have delivered a new, global Portal for Kuwait Petroleum International, one of the largest oil companies in Europe. The SharePoint 2007-based portal will serve 3,500 employees across 16 countries, in 13 languages. The first phase launch, in late February 2008, coincided with KPI’s 25th anniversary celebrations – and was delivered in record time… just three months!
Kuwait Petroleum International was established 1983, as the international arm of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). Kuwait boasts the world’s third largest oil reserves – behind Saudi Arabia and Iraq – and KPC is one of the world’s top 10 oil companies. Under its distinctive “Q8 sails” logo, KPI refines and markets fuel, lubricants and other petroleum derivatives to a diverse customer base across Europe. The company has a significant forecourt presence in Kuwait, Italy, Denmark, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands.
The new KPI Portal is designed to bring together all of the people in the company on one platform for information, knowledge sharing and collaboration. The vision is “all the tools ones need to do the job, brought together in one place; readily accessible and easy to use”.
Says Joke Van Wieringen, KPI Project Executive for the Intranet, “As part of our 25th Anniversary Celebrations, we wanted to give our people a birthday present – a wonderful new portal. With only 3 months to pull the whole portal together, Alchemy’s extensive experience has helped us get off to a flying start. We can thoroughly recommend their services to others”.
Says David Viney, “the KPI Portal is all about bringing together people, in a spirit of celebration and collaboration. We were excited to be working on such challenging timescales with KPI colleagues from across the world”.
About Kuwait Petroleum International:
Kuwait Petroleum International, often referred to by its trademark Q8, refines and markets fuel, lubricants and other petroleum derivatives in Europe. It supplies 4,000 retail service stations, direct domestic and industrial users and more than 40 airports worldwide with petroleum, diesel and jet fuel. The business is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.