Energy award finalists prepare to pitch their ideas to judges

Finalists in a set of prestigious energy industry awards are gearing up to “pitch” their ideas to a Dragon’s Den style panel of judges.

The annual East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) awards will be held next Thursday September 14th at Dunston Hall near Norwich.

The finalists have been announced and energy industry representatives are being invited along to see the presentations, which showcase excellence across the sector.

EEEGR Chief Executive Simon Gray said: “This year’s EEEGR awards feature a wide range of company enterprise and initiative, which reflects the great work taking place in the energy industry and its supply chain.

“It is also encouraging to welcome some new names to the list, and we look forward to seeing the ideas pitched to the judges.”

The awards aim to reflect the quality, diversity, and the innovation of companies in the sector, and highlight the importance of the East of England’s contribution to the nation’s energy economy.

Finalists are:

Innovation award (sponsored by Galloper)

  • ATAM Group Limited  – Asset Intelligence Software
  • Oranje-Nassau Energie UK Ltd – ERRV Mooring Buoy

Late Life & Decommissioning SIG – Value to industry award:

  • BiSN – Wel-Lok M2M
  • Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd – UK SNS Centre of Excellence

Offshore Wind SIG – Best regional contribution to local content award

  • James Fisher Marine Services – East of England Renewables Centre
  • JDR Cable Systems Ltd – 66kv inter-array cable

Skills for Energy Award (Vattenfall)

  • Best Proactive, Ogden Trust & Royal Academy of Engineering – East Coast Energy Internship
  • Proserv – Proserv Academy

SNS Rejuvenation-Collaboration award (Oil & Gas Authority)

  • ASCO Uk Ltd – Shared R&D warehouse facility
  • Oranje- Nassau Energie – ERRV Mooring Buoy

Trade Apprentice of the year (ECITB)

  • Aquaterra Energy Ltd – Edward Mattocks
  • Pruce Newman Pipework Ltd – Daniel Lark

Winners will be chosen by a combined panel and audience vote during an afternoon of presentations at Dunston Hall from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at a free-to-attend session. To book a place, register via the events section of the EEEGR website

This year’s awards have been made by the engineering team at the Lowestoft campus of East Coast College, and the ScottishPower Renewables award for outstanding contribution made by the Nexus Engineering Training Centre.

Great Yarmouth based Gee-Force Hydraulics are sponsoring a drinks reception at the sold-out evening awards dinner, where the awards will be presented.


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Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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