World's first Offshore Wind Turbine Toilet wins top innovation award
From the words of OEG's Head of Renewables, Dan Greeves "WE ONLY WENT AND DID IT...now let's make it the standard offshore!"
Pegasus Welfare Solutions, an OEG Offshore company, is the winner of the Scottish Green Energy Industry Positive Improvement Award sponsored by Natural Power for the world's first In-Tower Toilet unit.
Dan Greeves comments, "Hygiene and welfare are not optional extras. Our mission is for our unit to be part of all risk assessment method statements...An in-tower wind turbine toilet dramatically improves safety by eliminating the number of ladder climbs to use the toilet on a vessel, it improves productivity by saving technicians an average of 1.4 hours a day on vessel loo visits and promotes gender diversity in the offshore wind sector."
The Scottish Green Energy Awards, held in Edinburgh last night (Dec 2) where more than 1,000 guests attended, saw winners in 13 categories receive trophies recognising their work in the clean energy sector, which supports over 22,000 jobs.
Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, gave a keynote address highlighting the important role renewable energy will play in Scotland’s journey to net-zero.
Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that our industry has been able to reunite in-person to celebrate this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards - and it feels more special than ever in the year of COP26.
“It’s truly astounding to see the leaps of innovation and phenomenal talent of our industry on this evening’s shortlist and it really does highlight why Scotland is a world leader in renewable energy.
“The next decade is going to need everyone and everything we’ve got as we work towards net-zero by 2045, and the skillset, hard work and commitment of those recognised tonight absolutely shows we have what it takes.
“The Scottish Green Energy Awards are an incredible celebration of the inspirational organisations, people and projects going above and beyond to make a real difference to the health, wealth and wellbeing of Scotland. My congratulations go to all off this year’s nominees, and of course winners.”
The 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards was headline-sponsored by EDF Renewables.
For the full story visit The Scottish Green Award announcement https://bit.ly/3xQ48rY