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TechnipFMC Team Scoops Top Award in ACTIVE Cup Challenge A team from TechnipFMC has been presented with the top prize in the sixth annual oil and gas ACTIVE Cup Challenge. Steven Gillan (captain), Shaun Riddell, Katie Roberts, Zane Tan and Javad Heidari – otherwise known as MJH - beat stiff competition from 10 other teams from a range of Aberdeen-based energy companies, including Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, WorleyParsons, Wood, Oceaneering and Stork. Second place – the Gold Award – was taken by Wood, while Subsea 7’s “Solution7” team took the final rostrum place claiming the Silver Award. WorleyParsons was presented with the ‘most improved’ status during the competition. Organised by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the simulated construction project is run in collaboration with Cranfield School of Management as part of a wider project management training initiative within the engineering construction industry. The Active Cup is held each year in Carnoustie, near Arbroath. The teams of five must manage a project from inception to completion, with the winning team judged to be the one making the most profit against their initial bid price. Participants manage a fixed price construction project, financed by negotiated loan capital, on behalf of an external client. There are significant opportunities for teams to engage in the negotiations of claims for client driven scope changes, and in the resolution of disputes. The exercise is highly time-pressured.
Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “Congratulations to TechnipFMC on their success in what was a very competitive field this year. The ACTIVE Cup programme shows how industry can come together to ensure best practice approaches in key areas like project management are widely understood and undertaken.
“In the face of the continued challenging climate for the oil and gas industry, it’s important that we work together to give ourselves the best chance of a sustained economic recovery. The ECITB is proud to support this competition and the many other project management development activities that promote knowledge sharing and collaborative working within the sector.” Bill Morrice, Managing Director of TechnipFMC’s UK Subsea Business, said: “Well done to all the teams who participated in the competition. We are proud to take the trophy again for the second time in 4 years. Our thanks to ECITB for organising the event.”
Infinity Recruits Richard Horne to Accelerate Subsea Operations Expansion
Richard Horne, Subsea Operations Team Lead
Independent engineering firm Infinity recently appointed Richard Horne in the newly created Subsea Operations Team Lead position. Infinity stated that Richard will be instrumental in the company’s plans to accelerate the expansion of their subsea operations division and estimate an additional five engineers will join the team in 2019. Richard brings more than 30 years of operations experience gained with Shell, Petrofac, Enquest and Fairfield Energy. In his role at Infinity, Richard is responsible for the management of a team of operations engineers delivering IRM, asset & integrity management and decommissioning scopes. Infinity also announced the award of a contract extension for subsea operations engineering from one of their key clients. Richard Horne, Subsea Operations Team Lead at Infinity said: “I am delighted to join the team at Infinity. The reputation of the company has grown over the past number of years and the recent Subsea UK Best Small Company of the Year award was great recognition of the hard work being done here. It’s an exciting time for the business and I look forward to working with our clients and growing the team.”
Subsea UK News | June 2019