SUBSEA UK has named the finalists for its 2011 British subsea industry awards.
Former Labour trade minister and ex-CBI director general Lord Jones will deliver a speech at the presentation dinner. He said yesterday: “The subsea sector delivers for the United Kingdom as an exemplar of value-added innovation.”
The event is on Wednesday, February 9, in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the excellence, innovation and exceptional achievements across the entire UK subsea supply chain.
Sponsored by Forum Energy Technologies, this year’s sell-out dinner has attracted more than 700 leaders of companies representing the full spectrum of Britain’s capability in subsea oil and gas.
Subsea UK chief executive Alistair Birnie said: “These prestigious awards have become highly coveted, which is mirrored by the fact that we received a record number of entries this year.
“We are very fortunate to have so many talented people and these awards highlight those who have delivered exceptional results.
“The subsea sector is set for another exciting year of growth and I can think of no better way to kick-start the next 12 months than by recognising those who have shown great talent, innovation, creativity and vision in our industry.”
Subsea Company of the Year, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin: flexlife; SMD; Expro.
Emerging Talent, sponsored by Fugro: flexlife chief executive Stuart Mitchell; Ecosse Subsea Systems founder and managing director Mike Wilson; GE Oil and Gas senior product manager Stuart Holley.
Innovation and Technology, sponsored by Simmons and Co International: flexlife; Tritech; NCS.
Global Exports, sponsored by Scottish Enterprise: The Underwater Centre; Andrew Palmer and Associates/Penspen; Specialist Subsea Services.
New Enterprise, sponsored by Technip: flexlife; Viper Subsea; Specialist Subsea Services.
Subsea Safety Leadership Award, sponsored by Opito: Aker Solutions; Hydratight; RBG.
Subsea UK will also name an individual for outstanding achievement.
The award presentation ceremony takes place on the first day of Europe’s most established subsea event, Subsea 2011.
It is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors, and will showcase a full range of British innovation.