MAN Diesel & Turbo Wins Global Energy Award

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the Platts Global Energy Award 2017 for its Subsea Compression System Solution in the “Commercial Application of the Year” category.

The company was recognised by S&P Global Platts for the outstanding achievement reached with the world’s first subsea compressor.

Former Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce President Wayne Jones OBE, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “It is a big honour to receive this important acknowledgement for MAN’s subsea compression technology. Our system solution will play a central role in making future offshore gas recovery more efficient and sustainable.

“These amazing results were only possible thanks to the expertise, innovation and commitment of MAN’s employees. I also want to thank Statoil and Aker Solutions for the great collaboration in the revolutionary Åsgard project.”

Wayne Jones and Basil Zweifel, Head of Oil & Gas Upstream at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich, (pictured left to right) proudly received the award during a ceremony in New York City. The Global Energy Awards, often described as the Oscars of the energy industry, are an important recognition for outstanding corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 19 categories that span the entire energy complex.

This award comes hot on the heels of Greater Manchester Chamber being named Chamber of the Year at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards.

The award was a great end to Wayne Jones’ term of office as Chamber President. He took on the role of President in October 2015 for a one-year term, which was extended to two years. During this time, he campaigned tirelessly on his three Presidential Themes: International Trade, Engineering & Manufacturing and Young People.

Many initiatives have been implemented from the presidential themes including the first ever Engineering & Manufacturing Summit, which will take place in 2018, high level lobbying with senior ministers to create concepts for post Brexit and significant progress in increasing the awareness of young people of apprenticeships and the importance of the industrial sectors. In addition to these themes, Wayne has been instrumental in connecting Greater Manchester Chamber with other Chambers in Greece and Germany.

Clive Memmott, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber, said: “Wayne has been an outstanding President and provided vision, pragmatism and leadership to both Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the business community generally.

“He has promoted his Presidential themes with great vigour and skill and I look forward to him continuing to do this in the role of Past President as a key member of our Presidential Team and Board. Wayne has the unique ability to communicate and engage with people at all levels in business and can understand the very different issues they face working for the huge, and diverse, range of organisations in a modern economy.”


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