Scottish Power Renewables’ engineer Joe beats Glasgow rival to scoop top award


Joe Berrisford (right) is presented with his award
Joe Berrisford (right) is presented with his award

A newly-qualified engineer from Scottish Power Renewables has won the 2015 James Rennie Medal for his Chartered Professional Review project report on Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm.

Located five miles off the Yorkshire coast, the Humber Gateway was constructed between 2011 and 2013. It consists of 73 three megawatt turbines and is owned and developed by E.On.

JoeBerrisford’s presentation described his role in the project as the lead engineer and how he helped deliver design solutions and improve procedures.

He beat off stiff competition from other finalists – including Nicholas Williams, a fellow senior structural engineer with Scottish Power Renewables – at a recent ceremony at the Institution of Civil Engineers in Glasgow.


Meanwhile, the judging process has now begun for the Heriot Watt Energy Academy’s Scottish Energy Researcher of the Year Awards 2015.

The winners of these categories will be presented with their awards on 14 May 2015 in Edinburgh by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing at the head office of the UK Green Investment Bank, which is hosting the presentation ceremony.

As well as kudos conferred by being a category winner, the awards also carry a prize of £500 to the winners in each of the following six energy-sector wide categories: –  

  • Energy and the Environment
  • Energy in the Marine Environment
  • Energy Materials and Storage 
  • Energy and Fossil Fuels 
  • Energy Infrastructure and Society
  • Energy Entrepreneurship

The Heriot Watt University Energy Academy’s Scottish Energy Researcher of the Year Awards 2015 have been specifically designed to encourage, nurture, recognise and reward young professionals just finishing their university or post-grad courses and/or or who have recently begun their careers in the Scottish energy sector.


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