Offshore wind pioneer scoops top award at Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards

Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards winners

AN ABERDEEN-based engineering firm was last night (August 24) announced as winner of the Green Business Growth Award at Scottish Renewables’ Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards.

Balmoral, a provider of key services to the offshore wind sector, was recognised for increasing its manufacturing capacity by 40%, opening a quayside shore-to-ship facility in Montrose and growing its renewables workforce from ten to 30.

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The Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards, in their second year, brought more than 260 people from across Scotland’s renewable energy supply chain to Aberdeen where eight winners were handed awards for their work in delivering the energy transition.

This year’s winners included:

  • Autonomous iOt; winner of the Start-up Award for its innovative, environmentally conscious street lighting and surveillance systems powered by the sun and wind.
  • IMS Heat Pump; winner of the Green Energy Skills Award for its dedication to supporting those transitioning to the renewables sector and raising awareness of green energy careers in schools and colleges.
  • Ripple Energy; winner of the Technology and Business Innovation Award for providing communities of like-minded people and small businesses with access to large scale renewable energy projects and the benefits they bring. 

From more than 100 award entries, the winners were selected by eight judges from a shortlist of 30.

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: 

“What an honour it has been to celebrate Scotland’s diverse supply chain at Scottish Renewables’ Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards.

“With a wealth of green energy projects already in development and with many more to come it is vital that we have a supplier network ready to help deliver the energy we need to power our future with a cleaner, resilient, cheaper and more secure energy system.

“As Scotland moves towards this net-zero future we know we will need bold thinking and pioneering ideas to drive the energy transition so it is really exciting to see some of the people behind these exciting technological, cultural and innovative advances on the shortlist.

“Tonight’s awards have been a brilliant opportunity for us to recognise the passion, dedication and hard work of the people and companies who are playing a major role in the energy transition and driving real change in Scotland. Congratulations to everyone shortlisted this year, and of course to the winners.”

This year’s Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards were headline-sponsored by TotalEnergies.

Nicolas Payer, UK Country Chair of TotalEnergies, said: 

“Scottish Renewables’ Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards once again demonstrated the talent, ingenuity and commitment of the Scottish supply chain at an event that has grown in size and stature since its launch last year.

“The people and companies who make up the energy sector supply chain are critical to meeting the net zero ambitions we are collectively working towards, and I was delighted and proud to hear about the work being undertaken across the country. 

“The event was a celebration of what’s already been achieved by our critical sector, and a positive sign of what is yet to come. We were honoured to be the headline sponsor again this year and offer our congratulations to all the nominees and winners.”

Gillian Martin, Scottish Government Energy Minister, said:

“I congratulate the winners of these awards. A strong and sustainable energy supply chain is a crucial part of fulfilling our net zero ambitions.

“Scotland’s natural resources give us a unique advantage in the global shift to renewables, through a just transition for people and communities. We can become a world leader in sustainable energy production and a leading location for low carbon investment.”  

The full list of winners is:

  • People and Culture Award, sponsored by ECITB: Kent
  • Green Energy Skills Award, sponsored by OPITO: IMS Heat Pumps
  • Green Business Growth Award, sponsored by ETZ: Balmoral
  • Sustainable Supplier Award: Renewable Parts
  • Energy Transition Champion Award: Lewis Stevenson, ORE Catapult
  • Best Practice Award, sponsored by Subsea7: SSEN Transmission
  • Start-up Award: Autonomous iOt
  • Technology & Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Aspect: Ripple Energy

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