WOOD Group PSN, Amec and Muehlhan Surface Protection won honours at the Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA) 2011 awards, held in Aberdeen last night.
Colin Bruce, technical director at Wood Group PSN, took the Challenge Award for Health, Safety and Environment for his leadership and commitment. He was praised for improving morale and enhancing safety culture, inspiring others to achieve greater safety performance.
Rob Knox, a project controls graduate within Amec’s graduate-development programme, scooped the Future Star Award for Training.
His role has seen him work closely with training body Opito in the development of school partnerships.
Mr Knox recently received another acknowledgment in the form of a letter and reward from his offshore installation manager for his strong contribution to safety offshore.
Muehlhan Surface Protection received the OCA Challenge Award for Innovation. The company provides highly hazardous blasting and painting services across Shell assets in the North Sea.
OCA chief executive, Bill Murray, said: “We regularly hear about a skills shortage and lack of training and development across the oil and gas industry so it is a pleasure to, once again, acknowledge those who are pushing the boundaries and addressing the issues facing the next generation of workers. Tonight’s winners are a credit to their organisations and I hope that their passion, leadership and forward thinking inspire many more.”
The OCA Challenge Awards, now in its 17th year, took place at the Marcliffe Hotel, and was attended by more than 200 guests from the oil and gas industry.