Decom Mission celebrates sector performance with seventh annual awards

The winners of the seventh annual Decom Mission Awards were announced last night (21st May) at a ceremony during the trade organisation’s Decom Week.

This year the Awards, which were established by Decom Mission to celebrate excellence across a number of areas in decommissioning, focused on Sustainability, Innovation and Emerging Professionals active within the industry. The long-standing category of “Decom Mission Member” recognised outstanding achievement from within the organisation’s international membership.

Callum Falconer, Decom Mission Operations Director comments: “We are delighted to celebrate such worthy winners – and indeed all our finalists who impressed us with their innovative and committed approaches to the work they undertake.

“This year, we received the largest number of entries to date, reflecting the ever-growing credibility of the awards as well as the increasing emphasis the energy sector places upon late life and decommissioning activity as a key component of the energy transition and the varied range of long-term career opportunities available.”

Winners of this year’s Decom Mission Awards are:

Innovation in Decommissioning Award: Utility ROV Services Ltd for its UTROV technology and suite of decommissioning tooling, which has been proven over multiple large scale North Sea projects to reduce subsea infrastructure removal costs by 30%.

Emerging Professional in Decommissioning Award: Chloe Grigor of DeepOcean for her exceptional promise based on performances on decommissioning projects, commitment to innovation and sustainability, and her passion, energy and proactive approach.

Sustainability Award: AF Offshore Decom for its uncompromising attitude towards health, safety, environment and ethics, including optimised waste recycle, decarbonisation through its steel recycling solution and its commitment to energy efficiency across all operations.

The Decom Mission Member Award: Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd for its activity and industry impact since 2021, when the company made the decision to move from “traditional” demolition into the decommissioning, dismantling and demolition of offshore oil and gas platforms along with subsea equipment.