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Finalists Announced for 2023 Subsea Expo Awards

Innovators and talent from across the UK’s underwater industry have been named on the shortlist for the 2023 Subsea Expo Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony, organised by the Global Underwater Hub, will take place on February 22, 2023, at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

The awards coincide with Subsea Expo – the world’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the underwater sector. Free to attend, the three-day event is expected to attract up to 6,500 industry professionals and will feature around 150 exhibiting companies.

Boskalis Subsea Services, Parkburn Precision Handling Systems Ltd., and Scientific Management International Ltd. have been announced as the finalists for the company of the year (over 50 employees) award, which is sponsored by Viper Innovations.

In the company of the year (under 50 employees) category, the finalists are Legasea Ltd., J+S Subsea, and ITC Hydraulics and Manufacturing.

Caley Ocean Systems, Parkburn Precision Handling Systems Ltd., and Fugro have been recognised for their technological advancements and have been shortlisted for the technology development award, sponsored by C-Kore Systems.

Namaka Subsea, Havfram Limited and PanGeo Subsea are shortlisted in the Global Exports category.

The cross-sector diversification award, sponsored by Havfram UK, will be contested by Crondall Energy, JFD Limited, and Viewport3. New talent within the industry is represented by Stephanie Hood from Baker Hughes; Fraser Stewart from JFD Limited; and Ross Macfarlane from Fugro who have been shortlisted for the rising star award.

An individual who has made a lasting impact on the underwater sector throughout their career will also be recognised on the night with the outstanding contribution award.

Commenting on the announcements, Chief Executive of the Global Underwater Hub Neil Gordon, said: “The Subsea Expo Awards recognise the people and companies who work hard to ensure that the UK’s world-renowned underwater industry continues to capitalise on the unprecedented scale of opportunity in the global blue economy while continuing to innovate and drive the UK towards its net zero goals.

“We’re delighted to be able to recognise the hard work and dedication of the finalists and share their success stories with the industry at the Subsea Expo Awards dinner in February.”

The Subsea Expo Awards recognise the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the underwater sector.

The guest speaker on the evening will be Space Scientist, Engineer and Broadcaster Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, who will share her love of science and highlight the everyday connections that exist between space and our seas.

The awards will take place during Subsea Expo, which runs from 21 - 23 February 2023 at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

This year’s event has the theme of “Into the Blue” which will highlight the potential of the Blue Economy across the established and emerging underwater sectors and how they must work together to maximise on the blue economic opportunities.

Tickets for the awards dinner are on sale now, with the opportunity to purchase individual tickets or tables of ten.

For more information and to book tickets for the awards visit their website:


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