UK–BASED engineering and management service provider Penspen has been awarded bronze corporate partner status by IChemE at Penspen’s Bristol office on 10 May.
Penspen was presented with a certificate in recognition for meeting IChemE’s partnership criteria by providing an accredited training scheme for graduate process engineers, and offering support for young engineers working towards Chartered Chemical Engineer status.
Neil Adams, IChemE member and chief process engineer at Penspen, 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.”
In December last year Penspen was awarded a large contract from the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) to conduct a front end engineering design (FEED) study for further development of the 750 km natural gas interconnected transmission system (NGITS) pipeline in Ghana. The company continues to secure oil and gas contracts globally despite the downturn in the oil market.
Andy Furlong, communications director at IChemE, said supporting young engineers through the difficult times in the oil market is important for future sustainability.
“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,” said Furlong.
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