[ABERDEEN, January 16th 2019] Air Control Entech are today shortlisted as one of four finalists in the Innovator award category at this years’ SPE Offshore Achievement Awards. ACE Founder and MD Kieran Hope has also been shortlisted for an award in the Young Professional category.
The SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) is the longest standing award in the UK offshore energy sector, recognizing outstanding developments in technology and innovation in the industry. The OAA has been encouraging collaboration and innovation for over 30 years, a drive more important than ever in the UK energy sector. Whilst new finds often take the media spotlight, mature fields such as the UKCS are the backbone of the energy industry – innovation, collaboration and a strong focus on technology will be key to the production and eventual decommissioning of the field.
Air Control Entech design, prototype and manufacture innovative UAV technologies built to revolutionise the inspection industry. The innovation thesis is simple: create UAV-based inspection tech that serves to make traditional inspection methods faster, smarter and safer. Innovation in this industry is key to maintaining safe assets.
Air Control Entech are delighted to be shortlisted in the Innovation Award category – it is an honour to be recognised and appear in the category alongside fellow nominees Magma Global, Maritime Developments and Oceaneering International Ltd. MD Kieran Hope is equally honoured to be nominated for the Young Professional award category. The awards ceremony will take place on the 14th of March at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.
About Air Control Entech
Air Control Entech (ACE) is the leading developer of UAV inspection technologies in the North Sea. Serving the offshore industry with purpose-engineered inspection UAV’s, ACE is driving standards of R&D in the industry. Research funding from the OGTC and partnerships with TRAC are enabling ACE to develop stronger technologies and serve a wider base of clients, with the goal of making UAV inspection smarter, faster and safer.