Subsea awards announced

Posted on 26 Feb 2010 by The Manufacturer

UK-based measurement technology specialist, Optical Metrology Services, has been awarded the Subsea Global Exports Award 2010 for its achievements in export sales to the global oil and gas industry.

Optical Metrology Services (OMS) received the accolade at the Subsea 2010 Business Awards earlier this month, the ceremony attracting more than 700 business leaders and entrepreneurs to celebrate the excellence of subsea organisations and individuals across the UK sector. Guest speakers included the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo and Energy Minister, David Kidney.

OMS was one of three companies shortlisted for the Subsea Global Exports Award 2010, sponsored and judged by UK Trade & Investment: the two other finalists were First Subsea and Dominion Gas. Denise Smiles, director of business development at OMS, accepted the award on behalf of the company: “We are delighted to receive such an award, which demonstrates that OMS has been doing something very right over the last year or so. A key ingredient in sustaining our impressive sales export growth is our people, who deserve a lot of credit for helping to achieve our goals.”

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford, OMS has grown company sales revenues by 544% over the last four years — with appromixately 80% of annual turnover from overseas customers. OMS specialises in providing measurement services and precision measurement systems to the oil and gas industry worldwide. A key focus for the company is in the dimensional measurement of oil and gas pipes or other similar structures such as aero engines, process industry tubes or manufactured cylindrical objects, where dimensions are critical.

Subsea UK is the industry body for the British subsea industry. The organisation aims to increase business opportunities at home and abroad for the sector, and acts on behalf of the entire supply chain — bringing together operators, contractors, suppliers and key industry figures.