Aberdeen-based subsea engineering company, MCS, has received major recognition from the SUT, underlining the company's standing in the subsea industry around the world.
Patrick O'Brien, group executive director, responsible for strategy and technology at MCS, has received one of the society's highest accolades, The David Partridge Underwater Technology Award, which is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and high standing in the subsea industry as well as recognition by his or her peers.
Meanwhile, MCS operations director of the Perth office, Enda O'Sullivan, has been made a Fellow of the SUT. Currently secretary of the SUT in Perth, he has received this honorary fellowship for his contribution to the SUT and the subsea industry in general.
Meanwhile, Kieran Kavanagh, president of MCS in Houston, has received an award in appreciation of his work in establishing the Flexible Pipe Awareness course, delivered twice during 2007 in Houston. The course has been widely supported by operators and contractors in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr O'Sullivan said: "MCS is delighted to have received this recognition from the SUT. The organisation has had a huge impact on furthering the understanding of the underwater environment, encouraging the sharing of ideas, information, research and technology among the industry and government. MCS is proud to have been involved in some of this work and will continue to actively work with the society to maintain high standards in the subsea sector."
"Patrick is a worthy recipient of the David Partridge Award. He is an inspiration within MCS and a true leader in terms of driving new ideas and technology in the subsea industry and we are delighted that this has been formally recognised."
Commenting on the accolades, Ian Gallett of the SUT said: "The David Partridge Memorial Award is one of the Society's most prestigious awards and is given to mark an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of subsea engineering. I can think of no-one better to receive this award than Paddy. He has made, and continues to make, a huge impact in the sector and has turned MCS into a truly world-wide company with a terrific reputation.
MCS has offices in Houston, Galway, Aberdeen, Rio, Perth and Paris. The company currently employs almost 200 people and provides engineering solutions including integrity management, proprietary software and hardware expertise, across a wide variety of subsea and riser projects worldwide.
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