RED Engineering Wins Queen’s Award
RED Engineering has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in
Innovation in recognition of its approach to designing and
delivering complex engineering challenges.
The Queen's Award is one of the highest honors that can be
bestowed on a U.K.-based company and is given annually to those
who have realized outstanding success and achievement.
RED Engineering (formerly RED Marine) provides consultancy,
bespoke equipment and testing services for clients in the
offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning
The firm's outstanding innovation in the fast track design, build
and testing of offshore clamps was singled out in the award
Recent projects, including two subsea umbilical clamps to
facilitate the development of the world's deepest subsea
production facility, have demonstrated both exceptional technical
expertise and an innovative approach to project delivery.
Although specifically covering offshore clamping technology it
was the company's project execution capabilities that were
specifically recognized by the award - the ability to design and
deliver groundbreaking equipment on a fast track basis.
It also marked out RED Engineering's combination of a team of
world-class engineers, strong supplier relationships and an
in-house test facility at its Hexham premises, which enables it
to accelerate the design, build and test of new equipment, as key
differentiators in a competitive global market.
Joe Orrell, managing director, who was celebrating the success
with the RED Engineering team at Newcastle's historic Swing
Bridge, said, "We are delighted to have been recognized in this
way. The Queen's Award is one of the highest accolades a company
can win and rewards the hard work and effort that has gone into
providing our customers with fast turnaround, innovative
solutions that deliver tangible benefits.
"It's a fantastic endorsement for the quality and added value of
our services, which appeal to a broad number of sectors where
time and cost-saving solutions are critical for clients.
"After more than 50 years, the Award continues to be a highly
respected and relevant achievement, and I'm sure it will become a
significant mark of excellence for us as we grow and expand into
RED Engineering, which employs 20 people and has annual sales of
more than £3 million, has rebranded in a move that now reflects
demand for its expertise beyond the offshore oil and gas marine
The firm, which counts TechnipFMC, GE Oil & Gas and Subsea 7
among its clients, is seeing strong demand as it continues to
develop its presence in renewables and nuclear decommissioning
alongside other new sectors.
Apr 21, 2017