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Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

Recognising excellence and achievement across the electricity, oil, gas and petroleum industries

Langham Hotel, Auckland, Wednesday 9th August.

Deloitte Energy Excellence Award 2017

The 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards winners are:

Innovation in Energy Award – sponsored by Gentrack

  • ChargeNet – Nationwide rapid DC charging network        

                                                                                   

Community Initiative of the Year – sponsored by PEPANZ

  • GNS Science – GeoCamp:  Inspiring kids and teachers into science

 

Young Energy Professional of the Year – sponsored by ABB

  • James Tipping – Trustpower

 

Large Energy User Initiative of the Year – sponsored by EECA Business

  • Venture Southland – Wood Energy South project

 

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Nexans

  • Active Refrigeration – A simple sustainable approach to health and safety

 

Energy Technology of the Year – sponsored by Callaghan Innovation

  • LZ New Zealand – Off-grid hybrid LED street lighting

 

Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Jade Software

  • Flick Electric Co.

 

Women in Energy Award – sponsored by Mitchell Daysh

  • Alison Andrew – Transpower

 

Energy Project of the Year – sponsored by Energy and Industrial Group

  • Shell Todd Oil Services – Kapuni 3D: A game changer

 

Editor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector – sponsored by MB Century

  •  Alan Jenkins

Deloitte Energy Excellence Award 2016

Nova Energy was named Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year. More >

 

Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2015

2015 Winners

THE WINNERS:

Innovation in Energy Award – sponsored by Gentrack

Transpower - emsTradepoint                        

Energy Project of the Year – sponsored by ITL

Contact Energy – Wairakei investment programme

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year – sponsored by the Electricity Networks Association

Shell Todd Oil Services – Zero harm@Ruru

Environmental Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Transfield Worley Power Services

Powerco – Gas environmental programme

Editor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector – sponsored by MB Century

Keith Turner

Young Energy Executive of the Year - sponsored by ABB

Kerry Williamson – Shell New Zealand

Energy Executive of the Year – sponsored by WorleyParsons

Mike Dunstall – Contact Energy

Large Energy User Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Element magazine

Norske Skog Tasman – Minimising energy costs at Tasman mill

Community Initiative of the Year – sponsored by PEPANZ

Chevron New Zealand – Community Mentor Driving Programme

Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year

Trustpower

 

 

2014 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

The awards were held on August 13 in Auckland to recognise achievement and excellence in the New Zealand energy sector. Over 640 guests attended the spectacular black-tie event at the Langham Hotel.

The Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Simon Bridges, was the guest of honour and keynote speaker at the event. The minister congratulated all the winners and finalists. "The people, the businesses and what we are doing make this one of the most exciting industries that there is," he says.

Shell won the premier Overall Energy Company of the Year award. According to the judging panel, it was Shell’s investment in securing New Zealand’s energy future that was one of the key catalysts for its success.

Shell – a global “supermajor” – operates the country’s largest oil and gas fields Maui, Pohokura and Kapuni, and is embarking on new exploration in the Great South and New Caledonia Basins.

“In the past year a robust development programme at Maui and Kapuni has paid off leading to upward reserve revisions and extension of the life of both fields,” says chairman of the judging panel Richard Westlake. “The company also secured funding from its global parent for frontier exploration, and has committed to drilling a well in the Great South Basin and assessing the prospectivity of the New Caledonia Basin.”

The Energy Executive of the Year was awarded to Harvey Weake from Methanex. Weake led the restart of the country’s mothballed methanol plants, striking valuable new gas supply deals and returning Methanex’ three New Zealand methanol trains to full production. The result underpinning gas development in the country and significantly increasing methanol exports. Weake has now been promoted to a global role with Methanex.

Sir Colin Maiden received the award for making an outstanding contribution to the sector, awarded by editor of Energy News, Gavin Evans.

Evans says that the award last night particularly recognised Maiden’s contribution to energy research in his roles as the founding chair of the New Zealand Energy Research and Development Committee formed in 1974, and the Liquid Fuels Trust Board that followed in 1978. “He then went on to chair the New Zealand Synthetic Fuels Corporation which completed the US$1.22 billion synthetic fuels plant at Motunui in 1985,” he says.

Maiden, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland, served 16 years on the board of the New Zealand Refining Company. He spent 10 years on the board of Transpower, and chaired the SOE board for seven years from 1997.

Westlake says that the calibre of this year’s entries was very high. “The judging panel has been in the privileged position of seeing the work of New Zealand’s best energy businesses and learning of their successes,” he says. “It was a real challenge to select finalists and ultimately winners from the diversity and high quality of entries.”

The principal sponsor for the event is Deloitte.

Deloitte partner and energy sector leader Scott McClay congratulated all the winners in this year’s Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.

“Deloitte is thrilled to again be associated with recognising the best and brightest in the energy sector, and the valuable contribution they make to New Zealand’s economy.  The entries in this year’s awards were outstanding and clearly showed that innovation and striving for excellence continues to be well and truly alive in the sector.”

The MC for the evening was television celebrity and comedian Jesse Mulligan. The opening featured a Japanese drumming spectacular and a surprise appearance from comedian Urzila Carlson who delighted the audience.

The event was attended at an executive level within the energy sector across the electricity, gas and petroleum disciplines.

The event is run annually by Freeman Media, publisher of online news and information service Energy News www.energynews.co.nz  

THE WINNERS:

Innovation in Energy Award – sponsored by Gentrack

Amethyst Hydro Power Station                    

Energy Project of the Year – sponsored by ITL

Transpower – The HVDC link upgrade project

Excellence in Health & Safety Award – sponsored by Electricity Networks Association

Genesis Energy – A zero-harm culture

Environmental Excellence Award – sponsored by PEPANZ

Energyworks – Environmental leadership in pipeline construction

Young Energy Executive of the Year - sponsored by ABB

Grady Cameron – chief executive officer, Delta Utility Services and Aurora Energy

Energy Executive of the Year – sponsored by WorleyParsons

Harvey Weake – senior vice-president manufacturing, Methanex

Lines Company of the Year – sponsored by TE Connectivity

Northpower

Energy Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Chapman Tripp

BP

Overall Energy Company of the Year – sponsored by Port Taranaki

Shell New Zealand

Editor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector – sponsored by MB Century

Sir Colin Maiden

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