Winners of the Pump Industry Awards 2015

More than 200 industry professional attended the awards.

Held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, UK on Thursday 19 March the gala awards evening was attended by more than 200 pump industry professionals who raised much needed funds for WaterAid, the BPMA’s chosen charity.

The evening encouraged a great deal of networking in a competitive but friendly atmosphere, where the 2015 winners were revealed by celebrity compère BBC News anchor Babita Sharma.

The evening encouraged a great deal of networking.

The winners The awards focus on key areas of manufacture and supply, including innovation and achievement, energy saving, engineering excellence, customer care and employee motivation.

Technical Innovation – Products Sponsor :KSB. Winner: The Grundfos GO Remote The Grundfos GO provides simple, handheld support acting as an intuitive assistant and is designed to save time on everything from commissioning, data collection, reporting through to sizing and replacement for a wide range of pumps and applications.

Technical Innovation – Projects Sponsor: Process Industry Informer Winner: Improving Performance of Minera Collahuasi's Water Pumping System, Neptuno Pumps Collahuasi Mining Co., located in Chile at 4.500 m above sea level, has one of the most aggressive waters in the world, reaching 50.000 (mg/l) of chloride concentration. Neptuno Pumps performed a complete redesign of its pumps through a complete CFD/FEA analysis together with a full material upgrade, incorporating superior alloys and advanced engineered thermoplastics which improved pump operational availability in a 600%, reaching 18,000 hours of continuous operation, allowing savings of US$650,000 per year.

Environmental Contribution of the Year Sponsor: SPP Pumps Winner: Pump as Turbine in place of Pressure Reducing Valve, KSB Ltd & Kier KSB’s ‘Pump as Turbine’ was introduced by Kier & KSB into South West Water’s Supply Network, to act in place of a pressure reducing valve, so capturing energy that would otherwise be wasted and converting it to electricity that can be fed into the grid. This environmentally friendly pump project has enabled South West Water to continue to work towards meeting their target for renewable power generation (30 GWh by 2015).

The winners were revealed by BBC News anchor Babita Sharma.

Manufacturer of the Year Sponsor: AESSEAL Winner: ClydeUnion Pumps - An SPX Brand An SPX brand, ClydeUnion Pumps Glasgow provides original equipment pumping technologies and full system solutions. The company has a dedicated aftermarket and field service and can provide full product life cycle solutions supporting service, repair, overhaul and spare parts, customer training, RCA studies, upgrades and re-rates.

Distributor of the Year Sponsor: WEG Electric Motors Winner: Drilling & Pumping Supplies (DPS) DPS designs, supplies and installs pumping equipment throughout the whole of Ireland. The company is proud of its communication between the dedicated engineering and service functions, to ensure seamless delivery from supplier to customer. DPS’s vision is to be the leader in design, supply, and installation throughout Ireland.

Supplier of the Year Sponsor: Tomlinson Hall & Co Winner: WEG Electric Motors UK Preparing for the 2015 change in legislation has been an ongoing process for WEG, IE3 motors were launched for general sale in 2009 with IE4 made readily available in 2013. A programme of training and education has continued throughout 2014 with customers and distributors invited to conferences bringing them together with industry experts to discuss the impact of these changes in legislation.

Emma Lambert won Engineer of the Year, sponsered by World Pumps.

Engineer of the Year Sponsor: World Pumps Winner: Emma Lambert, ClydeUnion Pumps - An SPX Brand As lead engineer / team Lleader on the Statoil project Mariner, Emma has excelled and exceeded all expectations combining technical excellence and innovation with her notable project & people management skills to deliver three new design pump packages, valuing approximately $20 million, including the world's largest cast NORSOK (ASTM A995 6A) injection pump. Emma has also created a dynamic, highly motivated team culture perfectly aligned to SPX core values: integrity, accountability and innovation.

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor: BPMA Winner: Bob Went As an active member of BPMA’s Council and Technical Committees until his retirement in December, he has been involved in many key decisions and contributed, technically, to many international standards and guides that are available today. His hard work, support and technical competence have been greatly appreciated within the BPMA over the last 11 years and his contributions will now be sadly missed.

For further information about the Pump Industry Awards, and to view the photo gallery of this year’s event please visit the website here.

If you are interested in sponsoring, nominating and/or attending the 2016 event please contact Andrew Castle at