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SUPPLIERS

A Close Relationship
For such cooperation we have to adhere to certain rules, guidelines and agreements. The main general applicable documents can be found here:

CODE OF CONDUCT

Please refer to the "Supplier Code of Conduct" which is valid for Wintershall as a BASF affiliate. You will find BASF Group's position on Human Rights in the following document:

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

In order to guarantee that the performance and delivery of services and products commissioned by us meet our high quality and safety standards, here follows our general terms and conditions:

Qualification

Wintershall Noordzee B.V. has subscribed as a purchasing and as a verifying party to First Point Assessment Limited (www.FPAL.com), a division of Achilles Information Limited. FPAL is the oil and gas supply chain database for the UK and the Netherlands. The most important services are:

  • Comprehensive supplier information
  • Assessment of supplier capabilities;
  • Performance reporting and benchmarking;
  • Appraisal of Health, Safety and Environment.

Determination of potential bidders
Suppliers / contractors shall be as a minimum in the process of being registered in FPAL for any award where the contract or order value exceeds Euro 250,000.

Wintershall Noordzee uses the FPAL qualification system in the first selection of tenderers after which a final selection shall be made, you can register at www.FPAL.com.

Offshore Transportation

For deliveries for offshore transportation to one of our locations Goods have to be delivered to the Den Helder port. For such deliveries the rules and regulations used by the SNS-Pool are applicable, these are available at:

https://www.onsaardgas.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Transport-Terms-for-Marine-Transport.pdf (G-15-156 Transport Terms for Marine Transport NL or G-15-157 Transport Terms for Marine Transport ENG)

Delivery as per Dutch customs regulations:
As of early 2016 the new Dutch customs regulations apply to all goods delivered offshore. The relevant information and detailed requirements can be found below and is split into Marine and Aviation deliveries. Any delivery to an offshore location is affected!
Marine: 
Delivery of goods by vessel.
Aviation: 
Delivery of goods by helicopter.

Working Offshore

All service personnel traveling offshore shall be in the possession of:
  • a valid medical certificate of fitness;
  • a valid Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Response training (NOGEPA 0.5A/B);
  • a valid Compressed Air-Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) training (NOGEPA 0.5C);
  • a valid VCA certificate;
  • valid legal travel documents such as Passport or identification cards;
  • a Personal Safety Logbook in which the medical examination and safety trainings are registered.

All service personnel visiting Wintershall production locations shall be in the possession of the following personal protective equipment:
  • an orange, flame retardant, anti-static coverall;
  • protective spectacles;
  • an industrial safety helmet;
  • a pair of high safety shoes or boots with laces, shoes/boots without laces are not allowed.