The winners of the 2015 Chemical Industry Awards have been announced at a celebration dinner held at The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton in the UK.
From the pharmaceutical industry, GSK Montrose, based in Angus, Scotland, won the Bilfinger Industrial Services Engineering Excellence Award following the implementation of 17 small-scale projects, in which the company increased the capacity of its HIV/AIDS medicine plant by a factor of six. Simultaneously, the per tonne energy usage was reduced by 35%, process losses were down by 26%, and cycle time was reduced by 29%.
According to the judges, cross-discipline teamwork, small-scale targeted de-bottleneck projects and innovative use of automation exceeded all project goals.
Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association, said the Awards 'celebrate the very best of our industry' and 'the very best of business and workforce achievement throughout the UK' and all of the winners could be very proud of their outstanding achievements.