Renewables and oil and gas both open award nominations

Scottish Green Energy Awards
Scottish Green Energy Awards

The Scottish Green Energy Awards, now in its 12th year and attracting more than 1,250 people to Edinburgh each December, has opened nominations for its 13 categories.

Jillian McKenna, Director of Marketing, Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland’s reputation as a green power hub is famous across the world, and the Scottish Green Energy Awards have reflected that prominence for more than a decade now.

“The event is our opportunity to reflect on and recognise the determination, innovation and creativity that has defined the growth of our industry and ensured 2014 was another record-breaking year for renewables output in Scotland.”

The 2015 Scottish Green Energy Awards is open to anyone who contributes to the renewable energy sector in Scotland. The 13 categories include:

  • Best Community Project Award, sponsored by SSE: an outstanding community project or engagement with a community by a commercial development.
  • Best Innovation Award, sponsored by Repsol: an outstanding example of development or implementation of innovative products or processes to support the development of renewable energy in Scotland.
  • Champion of Renewables Award, sponsored by RenewableUK: a communicator, supporter or ambassador who has most effectively promoted the benefits of renewables.
  • Engineering Excellence Award, sponsored by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult: an outstanding design or solution by a company or individual.

The event, sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables, will be held on December 3 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday October 9.

Oil & Gas UK has announced the launch of a new category for the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2015, that will recognise the efforts of ‘pioneers’.

In recognition of the industry’s current drive for new, more efficient ways of working, the new Oil and Gas Authority MER UK Award will recognise those companies whose cooperative approach and positive behaviours have helped to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas from the UKCS.

Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK, commented: “I’m delighted to announce this award, which recognises the importance of addressing our current challenges. This latest addition to our Awards line-up reflects one of the key challenges facing industry today.

“Industry as a whole is putting a great deal of effort into improving its performance – and I look forward to hearing just some of those examples of excellence on the night.

“The OGA is a critical catalyst for the work being done to sustain activity in the offshore oil and gas sector and we look forward to working with Andy Samuel and the OGA in encouraging co-operation across the industry and promoting its achievements.”

The OGA will convene a panel of four judges, chaired by Andy Samuel, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas Authority. Judges will be looking for nominations from companies of all sizes that are currently active on the UKCS and have demonstrated strong leadership in pioneering successful new ways of working in the region which can be shared and adopted across the industry.

The Oil & Gas UK Awards 2015, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, will take place at Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday 5th November. Nominations for this category will close on 2nd September this year.

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