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Yarmouth's ODE wins Queen's Award

PUBLISHED: 14:11 20 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 30 June 2010

Staff at UK-based engineering and project management contractor Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) Limited are celebrating after winning a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Staff at UK-based engineering and project management contractor Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) Limited are celebrating after winning a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. The award, in the International Trade category, is one of a limited number given in recognition of excellence in international exports and celebrates ODE's achievement of significant growth in its range of services to the international energy industry over recent years.

In 2009, ODE achieved a turnover approaching £40m, 50pc of which was attributable to overseas business.

With a team of over 300, located at engineering centres in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Great Yarmouth and Cairo, ODE]s personnel are currently working on energy projects in diverse locations such as North Africa, North America and Europe as well as the UK.

The range of services offered by ODE covers all aspects of the development of oil and gas production and processing facilities as well as the design and construction of offshore wind farms.

Commenting on the Award, ODE Chairman and Managing Director, Peter Godfrey, said: “I am personally delighted that the hard work and dedication of our superb team has been recognised through the achievement of a Queen's Award for Enterprise. ODE has, for some time, recognised the necessity to target the international markets in oil and gas and renewable energy in order to secure long-term growth. This Award vindicates our strategy and validates the real need for UK companies to realise their growth ambitions by directing their attentions to foreign markets.”

Offshore Design Engineering Ltd (ODE) has been an established engineering contractor to the oil and gas business for in excess of 30 years and more latterly has developed an extensive capability in the engineering and project management of offshore wind farm developments. Headquartered out of the UK, the company provides engineering solutions on a global basis from its offices in London, Cairo and Great Yarmouth.

The turnover in 2009 was approaching £40M sterling and shareholding comprises Saipem (50pc) and Doris Engineering (50pc).

Recent and current contracts include the Front-End & Basic Engineering of Total's Laggan-Tormore Development West of Shetland (subsea facilities, pipelines, onshore terminal and associated works), Front End, Basic and Detailed Engineering for BG Tunisia; a new Gabes LPG storage and export facility, Project Management and Detailed Engineering for Vattenfall's Ormonde offshore windfarm, Conceptual Engineering for Centrica's Baird Gas Storage Development, Southern Gas Basin Operations Management Services and associated engineering support for both E.ON Ruhrgas and RWE.


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