Today marks the final day of the ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi. It has been a great and busy event for our team in the UAE capital. Our VP, Services, Angus Rodger took time out earlier this week to give an interview to OGV Energy about our broad activities in the Middle East, the messages we are relaying to ADIPEC’s visitors and delegates and why we were recently voted the Service & Solutions Company of the Year for the Middle East and Africa by the Energy Industries Council.

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Our VP, Services, Angus Rodger has supplied a thought leader to OGV Energy’s latest monthly title looking at the need to reimagine the service model, as the transition and advanced technologies push the energy sector onwards. Angus references Proserv’s long-standing reputation for broad service expertise but he emphasises how, as a leading support provider, we are keen to deliver a more holistic asset and infrastructure management package, incorporating our digital technology offerings.

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The ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference is now in full swing in Abu Dhabi and today our VP, Services, Angus Rodger has featured in a full page interview in the ADIPEC Show Daily newspaper. In the article, Angus talks about our on-going success in the Middle East and our exciting global technology development, incorporating real-time condition monitoring and intelligence insights.

Angus is part of our strong team attending ADIPEC this year. Please come and see us at Stand 8336. To read Angus’s interview, please click on the below.

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Our VP, Digital Innovation, Stuart Harvey has provided a fascinating thought leader looking at the powerful potential of real-time optimisation (RTO) for OGV Energy’s current monthly title. Stuart explains that RTO could be transformative for operators and asset owners giving them far greater insight into the condition of critical infrastructure and its likely life expectancy, enabling the introduction of life extension strategies and increased return on investment. RTO, as Stuart explains, could offer considerable support to the green energy segment with maturing wind farms being able to operate for a decade beyond their intended design life, not only generating additional revenue but delaying expensive decommissioning processes.

Read Stuart’s piece below.

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It is now less than two weeks until the start of the ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi which commences on October 31st.

Proserv’s team will be out in force at the event – please come and see us at Stand 8336 where we will be delighted to talk to you about our exciting technologies right across the energy sector as well as our methodology around cutting-edge asset optimisation, enabling better efficiencies, improved performance and the life extension of critical infrastructure.

Our VP, Services, Angus Rodger will be a key part of our senior leadership team present at ADIPEC and he has provided a fascinating preview of our attendance at the show and the core messages that we want to share with delegates and visitors. Please read Angus’s interview below.

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The win represents the latest achievement in a string of successes for the regional team.

Global controls technology company Proserv has picked up a major regional industry award from leading trade body the Energy Industries Council (EIC), taking home the prize in the Service & Solutions category across the Middle East and Africa. The ceremony took place on October 13th in Abu Dhabi with Service & Solutions the most keenly contested of the seven awards handed out on the day.

This latest honour is yet another piece of silverware for Proserv’s regional team after it won the EIC’s global Service & Solutions category in 2021 and finished as a runner-up earlier this month at the EIC Awards Dinner held at the Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.

John Bright, Operations Director, MEA received the trophy on behalf of Proserv from Ryan McPherson, Regional Director & GM, ME, Africa & CIS for the EIC.

John, who led and drove Proserv’s EIC nomination and shortlisting including its inclusion in the latest Survive & Thrive Insight Report, said afterwards:

“Many thanks to the EIC for hosting yet another excellent awards event as part of its much-appreciated global support to the sector.

“This recognition, following our strong showing earlier this month and our win last year, is further testament to the great work our whole Middle East team is doing, building vital partnerships with major clients on the back of our expertise, our expanding capabilities and impressive reputation. Well-deserved congratulations to everyone.”

The controls technology company brings its values and philosophy to the beautiful game with winning results.

Proserv’s five-a-side squad that took on all-comers in the recent Aberdeen Business Fives tournament was pictured, in-between games, in front of a large banner displaying the Brazilian flag and a reference to the world-famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

It might not have been “just like watching Brazil” but Proserv’s team certainly took no prisoners as it enjoyed a commanding run to the Aberdeen Business Fives Champion’s League Final. Proserv had started out among 28 teams bidding to secure one of just three available slots at the Scottish National Final taking place in Glasgow later in October.

The squad had never played together before and consisted of four members from Proserv’s Westhill corporate HQ and four from its nearby facility in Skene, the company’s Aberdeen service and global IWOCS centre.

Impressively, the team battled through the group stages, quarter-finals and semi-finals to make it to a final where they were ultimately defeated by the structurally sound set-up of chartered surveying firm Shepherd – but booked a deserved place at the National Final in the process.

Along the way, Proserv had edged out Baker Hughes in the group stages, beaten OneSubsea in a high scoring quarter-final and put on a bit of South American style in a comfortable 6-2 semi-final win over Red Wing.

Some of the Business Fives team medals and the Golden Boot won by Stuart Rogie

Skene’s Stuart Rogie, described by captain and defensive general Gordon Paul as “unquestionably Paul Scholes-esque”, was a star turn for Proserv bagging the overall competition Golden Boot on the day with 17 of the team’s 29 goals. But Gordon was also quick to praise the entire team effort:

“At Proserv we say, ‘forward as a team’ and this really was the case. From Duncan in goal, more naturally at home with rugby than football, yet he put in 100% and made key saves, to tricky and skilful winger Kenny providing many chances, Andrew with an eye for the spectacular and often a dangerous supersub, through to Morgan and Declan who were both great all-rounders and vital squad members.”

Morgan Alexander accepting the Golden Boot trophy on behalf of Stuart Rogie

Mercurial midfield playmaker Kriss Melvin emphasised the way the Proserv team went about its business, as much as its success.

“It was great to see how the team on the day genuinely reflected the company’s values and way of doing things. The games were keenly fought and competitive but the whole Proserv team retained a sporting and respectful outlook throughout, always playing hard but fair. Of course, we were the ones generally handing out the defeats!”

Both Kriss and Gordon were keen to spotlight how the day’s events were ultimately a credit to all who took part with almost £10,000 raised for various local charities and Proserv’s share allocated to Mental Health Aberdeen.

An injury-hit and potentially depleted team is likely to journey to Glasgow for the National Final but both Kriss and Gordon stressed that whoever dons the Proserv top on the day “will give 110%”.

Proserv’s team that competed at the OGV Energy Charity Tournament: (L to R) Mark Shepherd, Artur Gorski, Sean Barlow, David Russell, Cameron Chyla, Jack Ross, Finlay Morrison and Callum Milne

But Proserv’s other Aberdeen based facility at Tullos was not likely to be overshadowed for long. Again, forming a squad with no previous matches or training together, the team assembled for the OGV Energy Charity Tournament played in the city at the end of September in aid of cancer support organisation Maggie’s Aberdeen.

Matching the achievements of Proserv’s Westhill and Skene team, the Tullos squad breezed through three group stage wins, displaying the sort of flowing football you’d expect from the company’s Sampling Centre of Excellence.

The games got tighter as the tournament progressed and after a quarter-final triumph, Proserv’s Tullos team faced a closely fought semi-final, ultimately sneaking through on sudden-death penalties, with Mark Shepherd the hero between the sticks providing a vital game-winning save.

In the final itself, up against the total football of Dutch dredging and lifting company Boskalis, a battling Proserv was edged out 2-1.

David Russell, Tullos’ player-coach and “Roy Keane” of the midfield similarly praised the team ethos that was core to its success.

“This was a group where everyone played their part. Artur was a rock in our defence while Sean displayed the killer instincts up front. Cameron Chyla was voted our best player on the day but the cultured feet of Callum, Jack’s solid presence in midfield and Finlay’s never-say-die attitude all contributed hugely to our fine run to the final.”

General Manager, Sampling at the Tullos site, Sean Andersson added:

“It was great to see our Tullos team come together in this way and having such success despite not having played any warm-up games beforehand – it really shows the power of teamwork and commitment.

“To have two Proserv teams progressing to finals in this way is highly impressive and congratulations too to the Westhill and Skene squad. But perhaps what we need to know now is – which Proserv team is the ultimate one….so game on!”

Our Vice President, Digital Innovation, Stuart Harvey and our Subsea Technology Manager, Preston Clarke have provided a major feature interview to Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) which can be found in the current issue of Offshore Energies Magazine, a quarterly title.

The piece explores our commitment to asset optimisation via innovative and intuitive data analytics offerings, detecting anomalies long before they become actual problems, and our disruptive augmented controls technology (ACT) to rejuvenate failing and unreliable subsea electronics. Stuart and Preston emphasise how our Proserv solutions can bring major gains for customers around cost savings, improved performance and operations, and environmental footprint.

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Move reinforces Proserv’s proactive pivot towards innovating further disruptive technology solutions for offshore wind and the wider energy segment.

Global controls technology company Proserv has acquired a minority stake in Glasgow based power system monitoring expert, Synaptec, with whom it had initially formed a strategic alliance in October 2020 to drive forward the innovation of disruptive condition-monitoring technologies for the energy sector.

Synaptec developed as a spin out business from Strathclyde University in 2014 with its management team, Board of Directors and Advisory Board comprising former leaders from the power sector, academic professors and energy entrepreneurs.

A technology consortium led and driven by Proserv, including Synaptec and subsea power cable engineering and consultancy specialists BPP Cable Solutions, with initial support from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), has collaborated to innovate the pioneering holistic cable monitoring system, ECG™, for the offshore wind segment.

Proserv’s ECG utilises Synaptec’s passive electrical and mechanical instrumentation systems, integrating its unique distributed electromechanical sensors, or DES, as a key element. The potential capabilities of ECG, regarding real-time monitoring and predictive insights, saw it receive £1mn development funding from Innovate UK in 2021, alongside subsequent industrial sponsorship from ScottishPower Renewables and Equinor.

The technology has won a landmark contract on phases A and B of the vast Dogger Bank Wind Farm and it is to be demonstrated on Equinor’s floating Hywind Scotland Wind Farm later this year.

Synaptec is one of several technology disrupters and start-ups with whom Proserv has recently forged alliances, including data analytics firm Intelligent Plant in late 2020 and real-time optimisation innovators Ortomation just last month. These moves reflect Proserv’s collaborative philosophy towards innovation, as well as its strategic roadmap to pivot its business to the needs and priorities of the evolving energy transition.

This investment strengthens an already fruitful connection between Proserv and Synaptec, who will continue their work together to create and deliver instrumentation solutions to solve the many challenges faced by offshore renewables developers.

Proserv’s Vice President, Renewables, Paul Cook commented:

“We have formed a close working relationship with the Synaptec team over the past two years as we have combined our controls and integration expertise, and reputation, with its own unique power system monitoring capabilities, leading to the generation of disruptive new solutions to support the offshore wind space.

“We look forward to further collaboration as we seek to identify more opportunities where we can deploy our know-how right across the energy sector.”

Synaptec’s Chairman Dave Pratt remarked:

“Synaptec is delighted that Proserv has become one of our investors, joining our existing shareholders who also supported this funding round. As a well-established, experienced provider of control and instrumentation systems, Proserv brings fundamental technical and commercial expertise which will be vital to ‘business as usual’ implementation of Synaptec’s sensor technology.

“Our integrated systems are already being deployed on the world’s largest offshore wind farm and the world’s first floating wind farm. Proserv’s investment and support will help Synaptec scale up to meet increasing market demand.”

As part of the transaction, Proserv’s Chief Executive Officer Davis Larssen will take up a seat on Synaptec’s Board of Directors. Speaking after the agreement, he said:

“I am delighted to take up a seat on Synaptec’s Board. This is a team comprising both technical excellence and a pioneering, creative outlook, very much like our own.

“Our commitment to acquiring a stake in the business cements our relationship further and builds progressively on what has been an open and constructive alliance. At Proserv, we always seek to develop and nurture partnerships that will ultimately lead to genuine gains and benefits for the broader energy market.”

Laura Carrigan, a Graduate Applications Engineer at our Great Yarmouth Centre of Excellence and a key member of our renewables team, has been shortlisted by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) as a finalist in the category of Early Career Professional of the Year at its OEUK Awards 2022.

Laura joined Proserv in early 2021 following a brief three-month student internship in 2019, during which she contributed to a key FEED study and market report that would represent some of the first stepping stones to the development of our disruptive holistic cable monitoring system – ECG™.

At the start of this year, after barely 12 months with the business, Laura was the winner of a Proserv FRESH Award in the Help, Share and Communicate category.

Laura has a real passion for sustainability and she is a leading member of our Proserv Carbon Action Group, which plays a vital role in aiding our work to fulfil our mission of being a net zero emissions company by 2050 or sooner.

Earlier this month, Laura was the subject of a Proserv People Story and this reveals more about her interests, commitments and aspirations.

Only 24 finalists were shortlisted across eight categories and Acting OEUK CEO Mike Tholen remarked, “From an impressive list of submissions, these finalists are a real reflection of the great talent and expertise of our energy communities – those that personify the North Sea innovation this industry has become known for.”

The OEUK Awards ceremony will take place at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on Thursday, December 8th.