Irish-based tidal turbines manufacturer, OpenHydro, has scooped three awards at Marine Industry Awards held last night as part of Ireland’s national maritime festival SeaFest 2016.
OpenHydro, a DCNS company, was declared winner in the Overall Marine Excellence Award category, for which there is no formal entry, but the winner is selected from all winners of the other categories.
The company has also won the Offshore Ireland Award that recognizes the organisation that has demonstrated a significant contribution to an aspect of the understanding, exploration or development of Ireland’s offshore natural resources.
Commenting on achieving the top award for offshore exploration and development, Andrew Good, Head of Resource Assessment at OpenHydro, said: “We are delighted to have won the Offshore Ireland award. It is a great honour and is further recognition of the exciting and innovative work we do at OpenHydro.”
Furthermore, OpenHydro received recognition as an organization in the marine renewable energy supply chain that has demonstrated a real impact through innovation and development within this emerging marine sector over the past 12 months by winning the Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award.
James Ives, Chief Executive at OpenHydro, said: “We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards which recognise the ground-breaking work taking place at OpenHydro and our contribution to the development of the marine industry in Ireland. We are now, with DCNS’ support, transitioning from research and development, to a company focused on industrial supply to our international projects.”
The Marine Industry awards, now in its second year, acknowledges the individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry in Ireland while recognising the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.