Portishead engineering firm honoured at Queen’s Awards

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Viper Subsea, the Portishead and Aberdeen based subsea engineering company that provides consultancy and develops products for the oil and gas sector worldwide, is celebrating winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its ground-breaking V-LIFE Electrical Insulation Resistance Improvement System.

V-LIFE has enjoyed spectacular global success since it was launched in 2013 and has become established as a key component in helping operators extending the life of their offshore fields. The system has been deployed as far afield as Indonesia and Australia.

The Queen’s Award in Innovation is awarded following recommendation from the Prime Minister and was conferred on 21 April 2016, Her Majesty’s birthday.

Neil Douglas, Managing Director, and Max Nodder, Business Development Director, at Viper Subsea will celebrate the award at HM The Queen’s Reception at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 14 July 2016.

“We are honoured to receive this award,” explained Mr Douglas. “V-LIFE represents British innovation at its finest. It has been developed to specifically address a problem that affects many offshore oil and gas fields and its success is testament to its effectiveness.

“It is the right technology at the right time, but key to its success has been the efforts of the team here at Viper Subsea in developing a high quality product based on innovative technology that is being well managed into the marketplace, and supported with superior levels of customer service. The Queen’s Award is one which all staff here at Viper Subsea share. I couldn’t be more proud of our collective effort.”

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