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PORT & TERMINAL FINALISTS
North Sea Port
Port of Amsterdam
Port of Antwerp-Bruges
Port of Sines
The Port of Sines is working hard to prepare for the energy transition, introducing new energy initiatives and producing sustainable future fuels in Europe. The Portuguese government has placed Port of Sines at the heart of its green strategy and a consortium has announced plans to construct a €1 billion industrial-scale facility for the production of green hydrogen and ammonia at the Sines Industrial and Logistics Zone (ZILS) in Portugal. The hydrogen produced at MadoquaPower2X will be used by local industry as well as being processed into green ammonia for export from the port terminal.
Port of Tampa Bay
Port of Tarragona
GPS Chemoil (Part of HG Storage International Ltd.)
Indian Oiltanking Limited
ITC Rubis Terminal Antwerp
Odfjell Terminals Korea (OTK)
Odjfell Terminals, Chile
Advario Stolthaven Antwerp
BPGIC (Brooge Petroleum And Gas Investment Co.)
Koole Tank Storage Botlek
ORLEN Unipetrol RPA
Petrolina Vassilikos Terminal
Initially constructed in the 70s, the Petrolina Vassilikos Terminal has gone through various phases of expansion with a complete refurbishment in 2019 and re-commencement of operations on 01/01/2020. The 2019 refurbishment has made the Terminal the most technologically advanced in Cyprus with unique features and a no-compromises approach in the services provided to its clients. Stand-out features of the Terminal are the integration of Access Control, Order Placement/TMS, the Truck Loading Addititivation System and the Truck Loading HVO/FAME Blending Systems.
RUBIS TERMINAL TEPSA BILBAO
TanQuid Duisburg Terminal
ACE Terminal Rotterdam
Advario launched as a new company focused on growth in petrochemicals, gasses, and new energies, and taking a frontrunner role in the energy transition. It boldly defined a strategy for the future, backed by a corporate restructuring and a massive global rebranding. Advario aspires to be the preferred partner for progress in the energy transition. It is committed to building better business for our customers and partners, our employees, our shareholders, and society. And believes that the only way this can be achieved, is through transformational partnerships with new and existing customers.
Euro Tank Terminal, Rotterdam
Exolum I. Torrejón
One of the most comprehensive bulk liquid storage terminals, Exolum Torrejon applies a very high level of automation, while assuring customers of the security and safety of its processes.
Everyone at Emerson has an opportunity to find or start a resource group with others that share common interests on a global or local level. People have engaged in initiatives like Mosaic, LGBTQ and Allies, Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance, Somos, Black Employee Alliance, Women Impact Network and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The purpose of these Resources groups is to create space for everyone to feel included. They have improved on challenges such as loneliness, anxiety, self-doubt, happy mood at work, mental health because open conversations are had.
For example: Emerson’s Women Impact Network (WIN) attracts, develops and retains women with in and outside of Emerson through professional development, university outreach, youth outreach networking activities by elevating their differences and encouraging them to achieve their career goals. Its uniqueness is to create an environment where you see other women do it all, become business leaders, manage teams, encourage others, so young girls in schools and other professionals can join the tech world. So far 6000 employees have associated with WIN from 36 countries being ranked among top 12 companies to work for in 2021. We not only encourage our internal employees but also became a strong proposition to attract young talent. The energy is contagious, to see people be supported and encouraged by management and other colleagues is worth celebrating.
Pallavi Kanhere, CCO, Assai Software Services B.V.
Vopak WeConnect Foundation
Erik Kleine, General Manager, LBC Tank Terminals
Erik Vautrin, Terminal Manager, Alkion Terminals
Terminal Manager for the second largest terminal of the ALKION group: 80 tanks, 107 kcbm of chemical products. The Alkion Terminal in Marseille is a multi-modal storage terminal perfectly located on the Mediterranean coast, and able to supply all its Southern European based clients with a wide range of chemicals and biofuels products. Over the last few years we, at Marseille, have undertaken a very ambitious plan using best practices regarding attention to details, operation management and automation to drastically enhance the performances of the terminal with regards to safety, client satisfaction and profitability which increased significantly over the last few years. Major investments were made and are still being made to refurbish and develop the terminal in order to increase the activity, make the terminal safer and reduce the carbon footprint of our activities. All that was achieved by the incredible team of individuals I have the honor to lead as terminal manager as, together, we have the ambition to make it the best run terminal in the world.
Gino Verhoene, Group Manager - Maaskade Belgium
Helena Hjortberg, Manager Solutions for Rosemount Tank Gauging, Emerson
I would like to nominate HELENA HJORTSBERG manager solutions for Rosemount Tank Gauging at Emerson. I think she should be recognized, for her immense contribution in the tank business, a world dominated by men where she stays and shows up every day to deliver, prove herself worthy of chances, respect, recognition etc. She is an example to us all and continues to pave way for young women and men in this business most especially at Emerson. Emerson is on a path to blend old talent with new talent among other paths. It is a constant conversation and reminder to diversify in all kinds of ways. Helena´s team, our team, has achieved that because of the way she pays attention to details and recruitment. We are a team of nine people, four men and five women different races, ethnicities, background, and age groups. Her potential for details and building up a team should be recognized I believe. To lead is to follow, Helena leads and follows, it means that she will let you fly, celebrate you when you do a good job and also normalizes being challenged, not understanding a task, and feeling down which makes us learn and respect each other. Her leadership style is authentic and coherent
Javier Blanco, COO, Mecanicas Bolea
Jonathan Burns, Managing Director, MISTRAS
Karteek Rao, Commercial Manager, Advario
Nicholas Gohl, CFO, HG Storage
Nicholas was part of the team that brought together the HG Storage portfolio of assets from its roots within Glencore, into the standalone business that it is today. He leads the global finance function as well as much of the asset management responsibility across the portfolio where he works closely with the assets in developing strategies for growth and development, and dealing with the evolving markets and economies in which they operate. HG Storage operates over 3 million cbm of storage terminal capacity as well as downstream oil and gas businesses across Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Influenced by his upbringing in South Africa, Nicholas is passionate about the role that the storage industry plays in alleviating energy poverty, especially in many of the developing world countries in which HG operates. The developed world often takes for granted the access it has to on-demand energy or electricity, gas to cook with and to heat homes, and reliable supply of fuel to get around and to power industry. However, for much of the rest of the world these are luxuries and the lack of access to energy significantly hampers their ability to develop and grow. Nicholas sees the industry, and HG Storage in particular, as playing an important role in alleviating energy poverty, through development and provision of import, storage and distribution infrastructure to these economies, most of whom are reliant on refined product imports, as well as complementary non-fossil means of advancing everyday life: be it through solar installations or exploring the addition of sustainable alternatives and blend stocks into the local energy mix, and how HG might facilitate this.
Originally trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in Johannesburg, he has developed into a rounded leader with an ever-expanding level of cross-functional knowledge across the business. He has an exciting future within the business and industry as it grapples with the challenges that lie ahead in remaining relevant in a changing world. He lives with his young family in London and enjoys traveling, social golf, and generally getting active outdoors.
Nunzia Florio, Communications Director, Tank Storage Association
I currently hold the position of Communications Specialist at the Tank Storage Association, a leading trade association representing the bulk storage and energy infrastructure sector in the UK. My role centres around leading and implementing ambitious communications and advocacy strategies in support of the objectives of this well-respected trade body and the wider UK sector. I also act as the interface between the Association and policymakers, and represent the sector to external audiences.
Prior to this, I also served as Communications Director for the UK Petroleum Industry Association, leading on all strategic communications activities and all issues impacting the UK’s downstream oil sector in Westminster, devolved administrations and the EU. I also served as a member and advisor to the sector’s European communications platform for national trade associations, established to develop high-profile strategies in response to EU-wide public policy issues.
Over the years, I have had the honour of successfully and creatively delivering key programmatic activities, leveraging multiple channels, to enhance the visibility of the sector with its key audiences, driving understanding through knowledge sharing. I have worked directly on a full range of issues impacting these highly-regulated sectors and developed and delivered communications strategies in support of industry.
Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, Insights Global
Amy McKeown, Business Development Manager, Re-Gen Robotics
Christoffer Stoemberg, Project Engineer, St1
Guy Curtis, General Manager, EWFM
Hidde van der Wal, Account Manager, Kenbri Firefighting
Jelle Swanenberg, COO, Smartflow
Jelle is a seasoned professional and a visionary leader in the Energy industry, with a focus on tank storage. He is dedicated to driving the digitalization of the sector, leveraging technology to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. As the leader of Smartflow, he brings a wealth of expertise and passion to his role. Jelle's unwavering commitment to improving processes and maximizing efficiency at the terminal has had a significant impact on the company's growth and prosperity. He leads by example, embodying the values of hard work and dedication. His focus on digitalization, combined with his leadership, professionalism and expertise, make him a valuable asset to the company and a driving force behind its success.
Jonathan Parker, Business Development Manager, Fort Vale
Martyn Bazem, North West Technology Lead, Exolum
Martyn is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. Previous role as Head of Engineering and Projects for the ex Government Pipeline and Storage System at Exolum Pipeline System at the age of 32. Responsible for assets on 15 COMAH Sites, and 2000km of onshore oil pipelines. Built up a team of subject matter experts and project managers and set the delivery strategy for integrity and upgrade programmes (inc pipeline integrity, tank integrity mechanical, functional safety, electrical, comms) to transform and modernise the jet fuel and ground fuels network for MoD and commercial customers supplying fuels to road loading terminals, RAF, USAF and major UK airports such as Manchester, Gatwick and Heathrow.
Now at the age of 36 he is responsible for the Engineering, Projects and OT department for the Exolum Pipeline System and Exolum north west Europe Terminals (ex Interterminals) including a further 13 storage terminals in UK, Ireland, Germany and Netherlands > 1000 storage tanks and pressure vessels. In addition to traditional ground fuels and chemicals storage is supporting the energy transition by delivering projects for customers to store and distribute of sustainable fuels, produce local power for sites with photo voltaic energy parks and reduce power consumption by installing VSDs and modern pumps on high duty strategic pipeline routes.