Award Winners 2022
Preformed Windings: QualCoil H
Product of the Year
Sponsored by P&WE
Preformed Windings are a global leader in the supply of HV diamond coils. The latest HV coil specification launched to market is QualCoil H, the first class H resin rich coil specification in the world, developed over two years and 15,000 hours of R&D with a leading OEM and insulation supplier.
Sulzer: National Grid Project
Project of the Year
Sponsored by EMIR Software
The National Grid detected failing resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) on two Ex rated, 16 MW motors at gas booster stations in England. To secure Ex condition monitoring compliance, it approached Sulzer. As the motors were important for the Uk's gas supply network, repairing the 51 ton, six-phase synchronous units quickly was vital. Sulzer's Birmingham Service Centre carried out turnkey redesigns and rewinds on both motors, helping National Grid to provide reliable power to millions.
Service Centre of the Year
sponsored by ABB
Hayley 247 Engineering Sevices provide a specialist reconditioning and repair service for all types of industrial gearboxes and pumps with a lifting capacity up to 50 tonnes. Combining a general machining and repair facility with a range of on-site services, the company offers a 24/7 operation. It specialises in providing a comprehensive range of reactive and planned mechanical engineering services to a broad range of industry sectors.
Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by Drives & Controls
WES was founded as Wire Electric Supplies in 1990 with the sole objective of providing the best service, quality, and product range to the electric coil winding industries. In a marketplace which is dynamic and constantly evolving, WES continue to set the standard in product development and service back up, supplying our customers with the very best products that money can buy. Year on year the portfolio of stocked products grows to an ever-widening range of materials carefully chosen by us to ensure that our customers get the exact product they need... when they want it.
Contribution to Skills & Training Award
Sponsored by SULZER
Most people within engineering will be aware of how difficult it is becoming to find and keep hold of good engineering people. This year ADC Electrical have worked with Primary Engineer to try and increase awareness of engineering within schools in the Northeast of England to help produce our next generation of engineers. Although we are thrilled to be a finalist for this award, it is hoped that this may in some small way help raise awareness of the Primary Engineer scheme and that others will see its value, and want to get involved themselves.
Greig Johnston, Sulzer
Rising Star Award
Sponsored by FANUC UK
Since beginning his apprenticeship with Sulzer in 2018, Greig has committed his time to learning all that he can about Mechanical Engineering and has taken every opportunity to develop his skills. In under 5 years, Greig has gained his Level 4 Apprenticeship, a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and a Higher National Diploma (HNC) and is now looking to start a degree in Engineering.
Diversity in Engineering Award
Sponsored by Preformed Windings
From our systems to our culture, Houghton International seeks to increase diversity and promote inclusion in everything we do. Through our comprehensive policies and employee support initiatives, we strive to provide equal opportunities for employment and progression, supporting our employees to achieve their goals. We offer an award-winning apprenticeship scheme and engage with schools and young people to promote diversity within our industry by engaging and inspiring the next generation of engineers.