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Pict Offshore wins innovation award 

Published: 12 December 2019 - Carly Wills

Pict Offshore, a Fife based company dedicated to developing innovative commercial solutions for the offshore wind market, has won the Best Innovation category at the 2019 Green Energy Awards, which took place in Edinburgh on 5th December. 

The Green Energy Awards unite more than 1,200 industry professionals to showcase the very best in renewables as well as honouring people, organisations and communities that are going above and beyond to shape the industry’s future.

The Best Innovation category is one of the most hotly contested awards, shining a light on the benefits that innovation can bring to the industry. The award recognises outstanding examples of the development or implementation of innovative products, designs, solutions or models, which support the development of renewable energy in Scotland.

Claire Mack, CEO of Scottish Renewables commented: “Congratulations to Pict Offshore for their well-deserved win. The ‘Get up Safe’ system is a great example of exactly the kind of innovation that will help drive cost savings and safety enhancement in the offshore sector.

“Products like this are what will set us apart in the hugely competitive global offshore wind market going forward. Not only is this a game-changing solution being developed by a Scottish company, but it will be deployed all over the world, meaning our skills and expertise will support safer and faster deployment of renewables globally.”

Philip Taylor, managing director at Pict Offshore based in Scotland, said: “We are beyond delighted to have won this award. We’ve worked really hard over the past three years to develop our GUS system so that is can safely lift technicians between small vessels and offshore wind turbines.

“The use of our technology allows the complete removal of access ladders and boat landing metalwork from the side of offshore turbines, saving huge quantities of steel and associated costs, which will in turn, increase the competitiveness of offshore wind energy.” 

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