A list of finalists for the prestigious 2022 Subsea Expo awards has been released.
It celebrates the companies and individuals leading the way in the UK’s £8 billion underwater industry.
The awards coincide with Subsea Expo, Europe’s largest subsea focused exhibition and conference.
Due to go ahead in person at the P&J Live at the end of next month, the theme for this year’s event is Oceans of Opportunity.
Across three days delegates will debate and examine how the industry can capitalise on the opportunities within the blue economy.
James Fisher Offshore, Baker Hughes and MAATS Tech have been announced as the finalists for the company of the year award, which is sponsored by Viper Innovations.
In the best small company of the year award, ITC Hydraulics & Manufacturing, J+S Subsea and Aquatec Group are in the running.
The nominees in the Global Export category, sponsored by Scottish Development International, are C-Kore Systems, STATS Group and Maritime Developments.
DeepOcean, Baker Hughes and Avon Protection are up for the Innovation for Safety award, while Ocean Infinity, EC-OG and Maritime Developments have been put forward for the innovation and technology award, sponsored by Piper Sandler.
The Cross Sector innovation award, a new category for 2022 sponsored by Havfram UK, will be contested by 1CSI, Baker Hughes and DCN Diving.
New talent will also be recognised at the awards, with Tom Hutchinson (J + S Subsea), Pedro Costa and Dale Wakeham (both from Ocean Infinity) and Edris Joonaki (TUV SUD UK National Engineering Laboratory), competing for the young emerging talent award.
An individual who has made a lasting impact on the underwater sector throughout their career will also be recognised on the night with the outstanding contribution award.
Neil Gordon, chief executive of the Global Underwater Hub, said: “As we continue to navigate the pandemic and deliver the energy transition, it seems more important than ever for us to celebrate and recognise our industry’s achievements during these unprecedented times.
“This will be the first awards ceremony we’ve hosted as the Global Underwater Hub and will take place during the long-awaited Subsea Expo conference, so the night promises to be a particularly special occasion. We look forward to celebrating with the whole industry, recognising all organisations who have made it through these challenging times and, in particular, those who have been short-listed.”