Celebrating Innovation on OWC’s Excellence Day 2023

What do dual-doppler scanning lidar, green hydrogen electrolysers and grid regulatory services have in common? They’re all topics we learnt about in the posters and presentations submitted by our teams for our inaugural OWC Excellence Day, held on 26th October.

An internal awards process aimed at showcasing undiscovered talent and sharing knowledge amongst teams, the Excellence Day awards comprised 4 main categories under which presentations were heard live in London and online across our global office locations.

Meet our Winners

Innovation – Anantha Kidambi, Senior Consultant at OWC Hamburg

Ananth presented the application of dual-doppler scanning lidar in a North Sea wind farm. Showcasing the industry-leading work the metocean team has completed, the judges were thoroughly impressed with the presentation style, explaining complex technical theories to the wide audience, in addition to the outlook on the application and potential benefits to future projects.

Project Delivery – Benoat Danglade, Head of Floating Solar PV at Innosea

Benoat presented on the technical due diligence of a floating solar farm in Asia Pacific. The presentation provided a fascinating insight into the detailed engineering design of the whole FPV plant. The judges were particularly impressed with the project team’s ability to adapt and continue to deliver despite challenges throughout the project.

Market Studies – Cindy Rosensteel, Consultant Electrical Engineer at OWC London

Cindy’s presentation outlined the importance of grid regulatory services and the development of a new network design analysis tool. The judges were impressed with the initiative shown regarding tool development and the applicability of the technology to all projects and markets.

Research & Development – Long Van Phan, Junior Engineer at OWC Vietnam

Long presented a techno-economic assessment of green hydrogen and the development of a decision-making tool. The presentation outlined how the tool provides a comprehensive assessment of green hydrogen production and generates an optimal electrolyser size that enables the lowest hydrogen production cost possible. The judges were impressed with the commerciality and application of the tool, in addition to the fact the team have published a paper around the work!

A huge congratulations to the worthy winners, and our thanks to every team member who took the time to prepare a submission for the awards. The posters and presentations showcased the fantastic work happening across our company, throughout the different service lines and renewable sectors we support.

We’re excited to see what topics the team choose to speak on next year!

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