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UTC Award 2021 – open for nomination

The Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) Award is designed to recognize, celebrate and showcase the many outstanding achievements within the global subsea industry.

Now in its sixth year, the award is given to individuals or groups of people that have contributed their knowledge and understanding to advances in underwater technology, through the introduction of new products, services, methodologies and/or processes.

For this year’s UTC Award, we are encouraging nominations that highlight radical new underwater technologies that will contribute significantly to our collective drive towards low-carbon energy production; from renewable energies to energy efficient oil and gas recovery and even combinations of both.

Winner/s of the UTC Award will be chosen by a prominent jury, appointed by the Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF), UTC’s founder and co-organiser.

As well as recognition by UTF, the winner/s will be announced during UTC 2021; the industry’s longest running and foremost subsea conference. Their story will also be shared widely with UTC and UTF’s media partners, ensuring wider industry recognition and exposure.

Our ultimate aim, however, is to lead by example and show what’s possible. By sharing what it takes to succeed and to make a difference, we hope to spur everyone with their own brilliant idea that they can also succeed and make a difference to our world.

Nominations for the UTC Award are option until May 28th 2021.

Nominate an individual or group of people here.

Read about the previous year’s winners below.

The winners of the 2019 UTC Subsea Award, Saab Seaeye’s Jan Siesjö, Chief Engineer, and Peter Erkers, sales director, drove the Saab eRobotic Spring Campaign 2019; a world first in subsea vehicle deep water residency capability, proving the potential for marine autonomous systems to take a greater role in underwater inspection, repair and maintenance methodologies.

The winners of the 2018 UTF Subsea Award were Kaj-Ove Skartun, Leading Subsea Engineer at Equinor, and Arve Iversen, ROV Operations Manager, Oceaneering, as leaders and representatives of the E-ROV project. The E-ROV concept is a battery-powered electric work class ROV which can be piloted from shore, via a communication buoy, without the support of a surface vessel.

The winner of the 2017, and third UTF Subsea Award was Åsgard Subsea Compressor. Lars Brenne, Statoil, Tor Bjørge, Statoil, Svend Tarald Kibsgaard, Statoil and George Kleynhans, MAN Diesel and Turbo all clearly demonstrated the value of Collaboration, Multidicipline expertise and last, but not least, Persistence to make a difference and drive technology and out industry forward.

The winner of the second UTF Subsea Award 2016 was OneSubsea® Multiphase Compressor. Bernt Helge Torkildsen and Simon Kalgraff, OneSubsea, and Jarle Ottar Hella and Caroline Bøe, Statoil was recognized for their significant contributions to the OneSubsea’s Multiphase compressor technology.

The first UTF Subsea Award was awarded Tracerco for their Discoveryᵀᴹ at UTC 2015. The jury recognized Discovery’s™ innovative technology, the large global potential, the fact the technology is field proven with excellent results and that it contributes to both operators, IMR companies and suppliers. Paul Featonby, Technology Manager and Tim Hough, Discovery Technology Lead, both at Tracerco, are recognized for the technology and project execution.