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EIC announces shortlist for supply chain award

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to energy industries worldwide, is delighted to announce the shortlist for the EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence 2014, a prestigious accolade to recognise a member organisation that has demonstrated a superior level of supply chain performance.

In its second year, the initiative has attracted an outstanding 20% increase in the number of entries from the inaugural year and submissions for the EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence 2014 have maintained the exceptionally high benchmark set in 2013. Seven companies have now been shortlisted by our independent judging panel, who have all submitted excellent engineered solutions, products and services that demonstrate superiority within the supply chain.


AMEC has developed the Track & Trace system with its technology partner DAI, to identify and track materials across the supply chain, from the initial receipt at the warehouse to various onshore, offshore or third party work sites. The technology brings a fully integrated tracking system to the oil and gas industry, while project implementation has shown that Track & Trace can reduce wasted man-hours and additional costs to zero, making it a proven time and money saving innovation.

Cape Environmental Services (Offshore Division)

Cape Environmental Services (Offshore Division) has successfully developed the Torpedo, an environmentally safe internal overboard caisson cleaning system, in conjunction with Apache North Sea. Torpedo is capable of operating below sea level to remove all scale and marine growth from the caisson back to the platform deck level for disposal. In deployments to date, the Torpedo has captured up to one tonne of waste per clean, preventing waste from dropping to the seabed or being sucked into seawater lift pumps.


FoundOcean has created the Super Pan Mixer in response to the lengthy process of the grout mixing of ultra-high strength grouts during offshore wind turbine installation. The Super Pan Mixer brings the mixing rate for ultra-high strength grouts of around 6 m3/hr nearer to the mixing rate of standard strength grouts at 25 m3/hr. The Super Pan Mixer was deployed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm where it saved a total of 200 hours of grouting time.


Hertel has developed its proprietary Corrosion Under Pipeline Supports (CUPS) programme to provide a pipeline inspection and rejuvenation service to oil refineries and chemical plants, helping to extend the lifespan of ageing fleet by up to a further 25 years. The programme aims to identify and analyse pipeline integrity, specifically focusing on corrosion in the joins between pipelines and pipeline supports, in order for localised repairs to be carried out while the pipeline systems remains live.

Pressure Tech

Pressure Tech has designed the LF-690 Hydraulic Pressure Regulator to improve the reliability and repeatability of pressure control to subsea systems. The LF-690 Hydraulic Pressure Regulator is resistant to shock loads and unstable resonating, utilises ceramic seating to resist cavitation and features a lower access plug to make servicing easier. The subsea valve actuator has been adapted into a version for use down to 3000 m.


Sherwin-Williams has added the Dura-Plate 301W coating to its Dura-Plate 301 range of surface tolerant epoxy coating systems. Dura-Plate 301W offers cold curing and extended recoating ability for offshore maintenance painting in aggressive atmospheric exposure conditions. Dura-Plate 301W is surface and humidity tolerant and can be applied over wet surfaces, has no dew point restrictions, will adhere to iron oxides and has high pull-off adhesions up to 25 MPa.

TRAC Oil & Gas

TRAC Oil & Gas has introduced a proven bespoke Mini-ROV Inspection Service for the visual inspection of FPSO hull structures to meet Class Certification. TRAC’s Mini-ROVs can be engineered for a number of workscopes, including water ballast tanks, shell plating checks and mooring chain checks, providing a lower risk and cost-effective solution.

Judging panel

All entries were examined by a high-profile judging panel, including representatives from some of the most influential energy operators and contractors globally:

  • Mark Bradshaw, Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer, BP.
  • Stewart A Reid, Future Networks Manager, SSE Power Distribution.
  • David Wylie, Group Procurement Director, Centrica.
  • Chris Squires, Lead Supply Chain Engagement Manager, EDF Energy.
  • Norman McLennan, Head of Global Supply- Chain, Sasol.

The winner of the award will be announced in a short presentation ceremony in front of industry peers at the EIC National Dinner, which will be held in the Central Hall at the Natural History Museum on 16 October 2014.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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