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Safety and sustainability are key focus for energy industry awards



The winners of the Energy Institute (EI)’s Awards 2015 were announced last night at a prestigious ceremony in London. The trophies were presented to the worthy recipients by former paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson DBE.

Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute, says, “The global energy sector faces a number of challenges to deliver a safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy system. While the task is complex, there are many great examples from those working hard in the industry, offering new ideas, work practices and innovation to support this common goal.

“The EI Awards promote the best initiatives and draw attention to the excellence demonstrated by organisations and individuals on a daily basis. This year’s award winners focus on sustainability projects that make a real difference to society, alongside proactive safety initiatives that contribute to the safety of our people.”

Lynda Armstrong OBE FEI, Chair of the EI Awards’ judging panel, and Chair of Trustees, British Safety Council, adds, “The EI Awards are a great opportunity to showcase a wide variety of projects across the whole spectrum of the energy sector. They illustrate the vibrancy of the industry and its ability to innovate to meet the challenges of today. The more we can communicate and celebrate the positive stories in our sector, the better the profile we will have with the public at large.”

The 2015 winners are:

Communication, sponsored by Thirdperson
Step Change in Safety for Tea Shack News

Community Initiative, sponsored by Nexen
FN Solutions for Bootle2020 – using sustainable energy to breathe new life into Bootle for future generations

Energy Champion, sponsored by Acre
Kate Simpson, Assistant Carbon Management Consultant, Grontmij

Energy Excellence, sponsored by Ashurst
National Grid for the T-pylon – a new radical design of high voltage electricity pylons for the UK

Environment, sponsored by Certas Energy
Anglian Water @one Alliance for its Sustainability in Design initiative

Innovation, sponsored by Plant Integrity Management
RJM International for its new Coal and Biomass-fired ultra-low NOx burner

Safety, sponsored by Shell
Karen McCombie for her work as Safety Representative at Sodexo

Technology, sponsored by Maersk Oil 
Airedale International and BAE Systems for their Energy-saving computer room air conditioning retrofit programme

Young Energy Professional of the Year, sponsored by Aramco
Dr Marek Kubik GradEI, Customer Solutions & Commercial Projects Manager, AES

Highly commended mentions also went to:

· Community Energy Scotland for its Community Energy Development programme in Malawi

· Rory O’Sullivan GradEI, Founder, Energy Process Developments

· Walsh Ecuador and Petroamazonas for its Artificial Canopy Bridges mitigating fragmentation of arboreal habitat in petroleum fields in Ecuador