This special award is presented to a prominent energy sector individual or organisation for technical excellence and innovative capability. This year the award goes to Arne Smedal, founder and Board Chair at Sevan Marine.
Arne Smedal get the award for his excellent research-based innovative work over many years and has been instrumental in the development of two major innovations of major importance to the petroleum sector.
The APL Loading Buoy System and The Sevan Marine Circular Floater Concept
Arne Smedal’s innovations are based on research and technological development carried out in close cooperation between the research community and the industry, many of which have subsequently been successfully introduced to the market.
The resulting enterprises have been based on Smedal’s business awareness and good leadership and have grown from small entities to large and sound companies based in Norway, but with sales and subsidiaries abroad.