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Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony

Oilfield Technology,

On 13 November, the Energy Institute (EI) held its annual awards ceremony in London to recognise excellence within the global energy sector.

News anchor and broadcaster Huw Edwards hosted the event and presented the winners with their trophies.

The Innovation award category brought a deadlock among the judges and, for the first time in the EI Awards history, two projects coming from very different sectors of the industry were awarded the prize.

Communication award – sponsored by Third Person
Schneider Electric for its Energy University

Community Initiative award – sponsored by Nexen
London Borough of Islington for its Warm Home discount bulk referral programme

Energy Excellence award – sponsored by DONG Energy
Ministry of Defence – Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Partners for the Energy Spend to Save programme 2011–14

Environment award – sponsored by the Environment Agency
SLG for low carbon leather

Individual Achievement award – sponsored by Dentons
Professor Zaffar Khan MEI, University of the West Indies

Innovation award – sponsored by National Grid
SGS for automated real-time analysis of fluid properties at the well site; and UK Power Networks for Flexible Plug and Play

Safety award – sponsored by Shell
E.ON for its process safety management system

Technology award – sponsored by Costain
Chinook Sciences for RODECS® end stage recycling plant

Young Energy Professional of the Year award – sponsored by Aramco Overseas Company
Jaz Rabadia MEI Chartered Energy Manager, Debenhams

Highly commended honours also went to Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power for its project in rebuilding a war-torn nation through energy; and Open Energi and Aggregate Industries for their bitumen tanks helping to balance the grid.

As well as commending the energy industry’s achievements, the EI Awards ceremony provided an opportunity for guests to reflect on the contribution the energy sector has made to society over the last 100 years with a short film commissioned by the EI on the occasion of its centenary.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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