Flange maintenance tool designer and manufacturer, Equalizer International, wins EEEGR Innovation Award 2014
At the East of England Energy Group Innovation Awards 2014 held at Norwich City Football Club’s Top of the Terrace, Equalizer International walked away winners of the ‘Energy Innovation of the Year’! On the recommendation of Shell, we joined this Group recently and have obviously made a big impact in a very short space of time.
The awards have been running for 11 years and their aim is to identify pioneering ideas and ground-breaking technology which can benefit the energy industry as a whole. This year there were nine finalists who presented their innovations to an audience and a panel of six top judges, in a Dragon's Den style pitch. Steve Gerrity, Equalizer’s Sales Engineer for the UK, Norway and Sweden, presented a range of our flange alignment, flange spreading and flange pulling tools as the ‘best practice system or process’ for those undertaking flange maintenance.
The judges then cast their votes under one of two categories Energy Innovation of the Year and the Low Carbon Innovation Award – we won the former. This is significant as we were up against some quite stiff competition in the form of submissions from global players Aker Solutions, Selex and James Fisher Group.
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