The Energy Institute (EI) has announced the shortlist for this year’s EI Awards, celebrating innovation and excellence across the global energy sector – See below.

• The Crown Estate for its offshore wind cost reduction communication engagement strategy
• EDF Energy for its energy advice development project
• Manchester Airport for its energy efficiency campaign
• Tullow Oil for building a top performing Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) culture through an innovative and a distinctive EHS vision
• University of Manchester for its public and stakeholder engagement by the Nuclear FiRST Doctoral Training Centre

Community Initiative, sponsored by Nexen
• Azuri Technologies for ‘Indigo pay-as-you-go’ solar lighting project
• Barefoot College for its women’s solar engineer initiative
• RWE npower for ‘Health through warmth’
• Tesco Stores for its ‘Inspiring the power of the future’ project

Energy Excellence, sponsored by Ninox
• GlaxoSmithKline for its GSK manufacturing energy programme and energy kaizens
• National Grid for ‘Collaborative working – fact not fiction’
• National Museums Liverpool for its carbon management programme
• Sindicatum Sustainable Resources for its Duerping project

Environment, sponsored by E.ON
• Aeristech for its full electric turbocharger (off road vehicles)
• Doosan Power Systems for development and demonstration of carbon capture technology
• Halliburton for delivering unconventional resource plays with an environmental focus
• Qube Engineering Support Services for ‘Can the integration of air to water heat pumps with existing fossil fuel heating and hot water systems achieve a reduction in CO2e emissions when retro fitted within the UK’s existing housing stock?’
• Vivekananda Kendra NARDEP for its Shakti Surabhi bio-methanation plant: a socio-technological innovation

Individual Achievement, sponsored by Mott MacDonald
• Dr Steven Fawkes CEng FEI, Chairman, Day One Energy Solutions
• Kam Mohajer, Chairman and CEO, Kam Controls
• Assaad Razzouk, CEO and co-founder, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
• Andy Sparrow CEng MEI, Head of Energy Management, Norland Managed Services
• Lee Summers GradEI, Technical Director, The Alumet Group
• Dr Mike Weightman, HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations, Office for Nuclear Regulation

Innovation, sponsored by AMEC
• Costain for graphite gasification
• InnSep AS for Lynx separator
• LoftZone for ‘StoreFloor from LoftZone’
• Mott MacDonald for its Qarn alam steam plant project
• Paradigm Flow Services for offshore fire safety
• RTI International for NLITe

Safety, sponsored by Shell
• EDF Energy for ‘Zero harm’
• Mott MacDonald for its Black Oil Terminal, Visakhapatnam, India
• Stork Technical Services for its inertia reel anchor
• Wincanton and BP Gas for its group accountability for safety (GAS) campaign

Technology, sponsored by Costain
• Aeristech for its full electric turbocharger (road vehicles)
• AnTech for development of a new ‘Gyro Compass’ system for directional drilling with coiled tubing
• Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions for its tunnel cabling machine – a revolution in high voltage cable installation within tunnels
• European Bioenergy Research Institute for the EBRI Pyroformer
• Smarter Grid Solutions for the Orkney smart gird: active network management scheme

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards on 15th November at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London. This gala ceremony will be hosted by Colin Jackson CBE, former World, European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion.