With a striking increase in submissions this year, our judging panel had to scrutinise a competitive crop of candidate from across the upstream, midstream, downstream and utilities sectors. The shortlist represented some of the best in the industry, but ultimately, one winner and one highly commended nomination were chosen.
The winner of Logistics Service Provider of the Year 2019:
Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company was awarded the Logistics Service Provider of the Year. One judge emphasised its terminals that "have been designed for long-term use by using materials that have longer expected life spans than comparable materials utilised by other oil storage terminals. The storage tanks are designed to permit conversions from storing one clean petroleum product to another at an average speed of 48 hours from storing fuel oil to gas oil at an average speed of 14 days."
“We are very excited to have another award,” said Nicolaas Paardenkooper, CEO of Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company. “The facility is really amazing, our customers are very satisfied, they use the facilities on a daily basis, literally converting product from one end to the other in terms of change. The workforce has been working for the last two years without any lost time incident, and we are very excited that the industry recognises the facility and its design.”
Highly commended for Logistics Service Provider of the Year 2019:
The highly commended nomination in this category was Agility Abu Dhabi.
The jury panel this year, comprising six judges – Abhay Bhargava, director, industrial practice, MEA, Frost & Sullivan; Ali Al Janabi, UAE country chair, vice president, Shell Upstream, Shell Group of companies; Bart Cornelissen, energy, resources & industrials leader, Middle East, Deloitte Middle East; Joseph J Anis, president and CEO, power services and gas power systems, MENASA, GE Power; Nicholas Cochrane-Dyet, special advisor to the chief representative, BP Oil International; Vinod Raghothamarao, director, energy wide perspectives and strategy, IHS Markit EMEA– considered the merit of the nominees, and decided the winner and the ‘highly commended’.
The Middle East Energy Awards 2019 recognised excellence across all sectors of the energy industry, with 16 categories representing the industry:
- Clean Energy Initiative of the Year
- CSR Initiative of the Year
- Digital Enabler of the Year
- Downstream Project of the Year
- Energy Woman of the Year
- HSE Initiative of the Year
- Logistics Service Provider of the Year
- Oilfield Services Company of the Year
- Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year
- Technical Innovation of the Year
- Talent Development Initiative of the Year
- Upstream Project of the Year
- Utilities Project of the Year
- Young Energy Professional of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Innovator of the Year