On 15th November, Aeristech won the “Energy Institute 2012 Technology Award“. We were honoured to receive this accolade from the EI which seeks to “promote excellence and innovation across many disciplines” within the global energy sector. World Record holding Olympian Colin Jackson CBE presented at the gala ceremony, held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel London, where winners in other categories included: Communication – The Crown Estate; Community – RWE power; Environment – Haliburton; Safety – Mott McDonald.
The annual EI awards, currently in their thirteenth year, “emphasise significant industry developments and dynamic approaches to new technologies” and are judged by an independent panel of energy professionals across eight groupings: Communication, Community Initiative, Energy Excellence, Environment, Innovation, Individual Achievement, Safety and Technology. The Technology category, sponsored by Costain Energy and Process, celebrates “the year’s best new technological development or implementation of existing technology in a pioneering way.” In particular, judges considered the strength of the involved developers and engineering team, and whether the technology was “commercially viable for wider adoption and application.”
Mike Woodroffe, pictured above between Costain’s Charles Sweeney and Colin Jackson CBE, received the award on Aeristech’s behalf. He said “Aeristech did not apply for this award for the sake of winning but because of what winning could do for us. We are a small high tech start-up company that, having proved its technology, wants the world to know. The publicity that winning will generate – a feature article in the EI journal, a publication read by our target customers, setting out in detail just what we can deliver – is a great way of delivering the message and is worth a lot to us.”
Aeristech delightedly received this honour and looks forward to reading the finished EI article. The Energy Institute 2012 Technology Award is the third award we have won to date, earlier awards: Shell Springboard – 2010; Welsh Innovation of the Year – 2010.