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    Voting opens for Offshore Support Journal Annual Awards

    News // January 22, 2010

    The shortlist for the inaugural Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Awards have now been announced, following the organiserís vetting of all submitted entries and review by the industry experts of the Annual OSJ Conference advisory panel.

    The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements in the fields of offshore support vessel technology, efficiency and innovation. The contenders for the awards are:

    OSJ Support Vessel of the Year:

    • Fugro Synergy
    • Highland Prince
    • Normand Subsea
    • Seven Atlantic

    OSJ Shipowner of the Year:

    • Eidesvik Offshore ASA
    • Farstad Shipping ASA
    • Island Offshore Group
    • Olympic Shipping AS

    OSJ Innovation of the Year:

    • Ampelmann Operations BV for the Ampelmann Offshore Access System
    • Farstad Shipping ASA and Rolls-Royce for the cable lifter change system
    • FellowSHIP project for fuel cell technology on Viking Lady
    • Offshore Solutions BV for OAS Ė Offshore Access System

    OSJ readers can now vote for the winners of these awards via the Annual OSJ Conference website (

    Further details regarding the criteria for each award category and profiles of those shortlisted are also available on the site. Voting closes on 1 February.

    A fourth award category, the OSJ Lifetime Achievement Award, will be selected by the Annual OSJ Conference advisory panel. This will be presented to an individual who is considered to have made a contribution of outstanding significance to the offshore support vessel market during their lifetime.

    The OSJ Awards recipients will be announced during the gala dinner at the Annual OSJ Conference on 17 February.

    The popular conference is being held over two days, from 17 to 18 February in London.

    For further details visit

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