Penspen has been awarded Bronze Corporate Partner status by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). A certificate of recognition was presented by IChemE Director of Communications, Andrew Furlong, at the company’s Bristol office on 10 May.
The certificate, which was accepted by Penspen’s Chief Process Engineer, Neil Adams, provides confirmation that company meets the required criteria for IChemE Corporate Partnership at bronze level. These include provision of an accredited training scheme for graduate process engineers at their Bristol office, and offering proactive support for young engineers working towards Chartered Chemical Engineer status.
In spite of the low oil price environment, Penspen continues to secure lucrative business and was recently awarded a large contract from the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) to conduct a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for further development of the Ghana Natural Gas Interconnected Transmission System. Penspen joins the growing list of IChemE Bronze Corporate Partners, which includes Centrica, Costain, Lafarge Tarmac and United Utilities.
Andrew Furlong said: "Despite the tough market conditions faced by companies working in the upstream oil and gas sector, Penspen continues to support the training and development of its young engineers. This is hugely important; because low oil and gas prices will not last forever, and companies that support their talent pipeline will be better positioned to respond when the upturn comes. Penspen are committed to the next generation of chemical engineers, and I'm delighted to present them with IChemE Bronze Corporate Partner status."
Neil Adams said: “Process engineering is at the heart of what we do here at Penspen and I am therefore delighted that our commitment to the training and development of our process engineers has been recognised by IChemE. Their development and professional recognition through the IChemE chartership scheme is acknowledged as one of the main drivers for our future business success.”
Neale Carter, Penspen’s Executive Vice President - Europe & Africa, added: “Penspen is proud to offer excellent training and development for young engineers and this award will undoubtedly help to raise the profile of our process engineering capabilities going forward. We look forward to extending the accreditation to other areas of our business in due course.”