Proserv won the Offshore & Energy Award at the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards, presented at the stunning Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai on Tuesday 27 November.

This Award recognises organisations that demonstrate outstanding excellence in the provision of services to the maritime industry. Judges were looking for an exemplary record of achievement in business development, safety, efficiency, reliability and profitability.

In his opening speech, Richard Clayton, chief correspondent at Lloyd’s List, said ‘Global issues don’t always translate into regional concerns. This region has challenges of its own, and this evening’s awards target companies and individuals who have spent the past year tackling environmental, logistics, innovation, infrastructure, and other challenges. There are some inspirational winners in the South Asia Middle East and Africa region; this is your opportunity to meet them, share experiences, and hear about successes.’

The judges commented: “Proserv took on a complex operation to change production equipment in an exi

Proserv’s Michael Purkiss, General Manager Abu Dhabi (left) and John Bright, Business Development Director (right) received the award from Captain Farhad Patel, Director at Sharaf Shipping Agency

sting offshore tower. To do this on time and on budget is hugely impressive.”

Mr. Michael Purkiss, Proserv’s General Manager of Al Badie facility received the award at the presentation ceremony and said, “While we are very pleased with our accomplishment in being commended as the ‘Offshore and Energy Company of the Year’, we aim to continue to push the efficiency of our operations to an even higher level and create more value for our customers through reliable and customized services showcasing our ability to bring change in the industry.”

Recipients are chosen from entries taken from the South Asia, Middle East and African regions and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel which this year included: Richard Clayton, Chief Correspondent, Lloyd’s List and chair of judging panel; Captain Saleem Alavi, President, Sea Commerce Consultancy; Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director, Ship Management (East), V. Group; Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director, AAL; Marcus Machin, Director-Middle East, Tufton Oceanic; Captain Tamer Masoud, Harbour Master, Port of Fujairah; Jens Poulsen, Co-Founder & CEO, Marcura and Dr Anil Sharma, President and CEO of GMS.

The awards are managed by Lloyd’s List – leading maritime commerce since 1734. Lloyd’s List provides information, analysis and knowledge for business decision makers in a changing and increasingly complex shipping environment.