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Extending support for education in engineering disciplines

Release date:
24 September 2020
bp and its co-venturers in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Shah Deniz, and South Caucasus Pipeline projects – SOCAR, TPAO, PETRONAS, MOL, LUKOIL, NICO, Equinor, INPEX, ExxonMobil, SGC, ITOCHU, ONGC, TOTAL, Eni, today announced they would be further supporting  Baku Engineering University by upgrading the  chemical and mechanical engineering laboratories earlier established by bp.

The extended support includes the purchase and installation of chemicals and equipment required for the effective functioning of the laboratories and the translation and publication of an essential textbook on chemical engineering from English into Azerbaijani.
The project is part of bp’s and its co-venturers’ wider educational programmes in support of enhancement of overall educational development in the country.

“Working closely with local universities to help them enhance their efficiency and improve the quality of teaching is at the heart of our educational programmes. With some universities we have continuous collaboration and engagement. Our support for Baku Engineering University started from the early days of its establishment. bp has played a big role in the founding of the currently functioning  Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments, established to train national engineers in these disciplines. 


Overall, bp has presented 11 world-class laboratories  to Baku Engineering University which are currently functioning  to help the students of the university receive international standard education within the country. We are very pleased to see that these laboratories continue to function as a valuable teaching and learning facility and are even more pleased to be able to upgrade them with new equipment and supply of chemicals. We hope this will further contribute to the university’s ability to provide high quality education in chemical and mechanical engineering  disciplines.”

Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp’s Vice president Middle East and  Caspian, Communications and Advocacy


The total value of the project is more than 220.000 AZN. It is implemented by Lean Consulting LLC.


Notes to Editors


Over the past 27 years bp and its co-venturers have supported a large number of major social investment projects. These have included educational and capacity-building programmes, building skills and capabilities in local communities, improving access to social infrastructure in communities, supporting local enterprises through provision of access to finance and training, support for cultural legacy and sport, as well as technical assistance to public institutions.


In the first half of 2020, bp and the co-venturers in bp-operated joint ventures spent more than $1.8 million in Azerbaijan on social investment projects. In addition, in the first half of the year, bp alone spent $0.9 million  on sponsorship projects in Azerbaijan. In total, to date bp and the co-venturers in bp-operated joint ventures have invested around $90 million through social development programmes in Azerbaijan. 

For more information about BP and co-venturers’ social investment projects please visit BP Azerbaijan site at www.bp.com/azerbaijan.


Further information:

Tamam Bayatly at BP’s Press Office in Baku.
Telephone: (+994 12) 525 5895