Queen’s Award Success
After nearly 100 years in operation, Baldwin & Francis are proud winners of a Queen’s Award for Innovation. As a company who prides itself on offering innovative solutions to our customers we are very pleased with the achievement and recognition that comes with it.
The Winning Product
The technical demands of unmanned offshore oil rigs led to the development of a unique Ring main power supply system for oil rig clusters, enabling remote control from a centralised onshore location with the benefits of reliable supply, lower operating costs and enhanced safety.
This was an ongoing project involving a high level of development working closely with both end user and contractors alike. Overall, 42 of these innovative Ring Main Units have been installed in both Zakhum and Umm Shaif oil fields off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Following the success of these projects the next generation of RMU equipment is already in development to deliver an even more compact solution. This adds further impetus to current new product developments which will serve the rail and mining sectors, both in the UK and international markets.
The company is delighted to receive this prestigious Queen’s Award in recognition of its engineering innovation and would like to thank everyone involved in achieving this award.