THE Aberdeen section of the Pipeline Industries Guild (Pig) staged its 15th annual black-tie dinner at the city’s Marcliffe Hotel, hosted by section chairman Garry Millard.
Guild director-general Cheryl Burgess, who is originally from Minnesota but has a 30-year link to offshore operations in the North Sea, delivered the keynote speech on behalf of UK chairman, Caithness man Steve Loggie, who missed his flight from London.
It was also a big night for Graeme Davies, of DNV in Aberdeen, who was presented with the J.W. Jones award for the best paper delivered in the year.
Graeme, 25, whose winning effort was about the design of Arctic offshore pipelines, flew in from Moscow on the day of the dinner.
A raffle and auction raised more than £7,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.