Underwater Expo goes ahead | Rigzone

Subsea Expo is returning to Aberdeen in 2022, the organizer confirmed in a statement released on Thursday announcing the finalists for the show’s awards.

The event, dubbed the world’s largest underwater exhibition and conference by the organizers, is currently taking place from February 22nd to 24th at P&J Live in Aberdeen. The award ceremony will take place on February 23rd, the same day that the organizers of SPE Offshore Europe announced that they have postponed their eventwhich was scheduled for February 1-4 at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

Subsea Expo is a quality-focused event showcasing the skills, innovations and cutting-edge technologies of the subsea sector, the event website says, adding that over 185 exhibitors and 6,500 delegates attended the latest show. This year’s event is themed “Oceans of Opportunity” and will debate and examine how the industry can capitalize on the opportunities the blue economy offers, according to the Subsea Expo website.

A full list of Subsea Expo Awards finalists can be found below:

Company of the year – James Fisher Offshore, Baker Hughes, MAATS.

Best Small Business of the Year – ITC Hydraulics & Manufacturing, J + S Subsea, Aquatec Group.

Global export category – C-Kore Systems, STATS Group, Maritime Developments.

Innovation for security – DeepOcean, Baker Hughes, Avon Protection.

Innovation and technology – Ocean Infinity, EC-OG, Maritime Developments.

Cross-industry innovation award – 1CSI, Baker Hughes, DCN Diving.

Young talent – Tom Hutchinson from J + S Subsea, Pedro Costa and Dale Wakeham from Ocean Infinity, Edris Joonaki from TUV SUD UK National Engineering Laboratory.

Award for outstanding contribution – A person who “has had a lasting influence on the underwater sector throughout their career” will be honored during the night.

“As we continue to navigate the pandemic and make the energy transition, it seems more important than ever for us to celebrate and recognize the achievements of our industry in these unprecedented times,” said Neil Gordon, former CEO of the Global Underwater Hub Subsea UK .

“This is the first award ceremony that we have hosted as a Global Underwater Hub and will take place during the long-awaited Subsea Expo conference, so the night promises to be a very special event,” he added in the statement.

“We look forward to celebrating with the entire industry and recognizing all of the organizations that have survived these challenging times, and especially those that have been shortlisted,” continued Gordon.

In January last year, Subsea UK announced that the Subsea Expo would no longer take place in 2021. The organization that previously the event was postponed from February to May 2021 due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, which at the time stated in a statement from the organization that it had decided to wait until 2022 to put the show on. The same statement revealed that the next event should take place on February 22-24, 2022.

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