Wood Group Kenny Wins Two Prestigious Awards at Subsea Energy Australia Business Awards
Wood Group Kenny (WGK) is celebrating a double success after winning two highly prestigious awards at the Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) 2013 Business Awards on Friday 30th August at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Perth.
WGK’s first win was the ‘Industry Innovation and Technology’ award and was in recognition of the lightweight riser vacuum testing equipment designed in-house.
Vacuum testing systems, which evolved in the North Sea, are traditionally large and heavy and transported in a four tonne container via road and offshore supply vessel. By contrast, WGK’s innovative new tool weighs just 40kg compared to four tonnes (4000kg) allowing the equipment to be mobilised to remote locations in a fraction of the time via helicopter. The innovation has now been successfully brought to market for a range of WGK clients globally who have recognised total inspection cost savings of 60% as well as more accurate and reliable results.
WGK also scooped the ‘Safety Leadership’ award in recognition of their on-going commitment to safety and assurance, demonstrated by our exemplary safety record of 14 years (five million man hours) without any Lost Time Incidents (LTI). In addition, a special commendation was awarded for WGK’s Behavioural Based Safety programme which is designed to raise each individual’s safety awareness and risk anticipation 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Phil Brown, WGK Regional Director – Australia said, “These awards are a great result for Wood Group Kenny and rewards the commitment of our staff to our Core Values, particularly those relating to innovation, people, safety and integrity assurance. Our ‘innovation’ Core Value promotes and enables our continued investment in differentiating technology development and it is this which has led to the vacuum testing equipment and other improvements for customers.”
Subsea Energy Australia is a not for profit business development association aimed at championing the Australian subsea industry and promoting its capabilities to the global market. The Business Awards have been designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across the Australian subsea energy industry and acknowledge the achievements of individuals and companies of all sizes.
Press Release, September 16, 2013