Oceantic Network’s annual Ventus Awards open today and include two new categories focused on supply chain development and industry leadership
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-444-3766
BALTIMORE – The Oceantic Network today opened nominations for its 2023 Ventus Awards. The Ventus Awards are the industry’s highest level of professional recognition, celebrating the innovative people, companies, organizations, and work worldwide moving the global offshore wind industry forward. Two new award categories were added this year to highlight supply chain development and industry leadership, both key to the growth of the industry.
The eleven Ventus Awards recognize the breadth and diversity of the industry, from supply chain advancement to engineering excellence. New this year, the Network has added the Offshore Wind Trailblazer award, which honors an individual who exhibits outstanding leadership and proven ability to implement industry growth, and the Supply Chain Advancement-Public Sector award to more fully recognize the work both companies and public sector entities are doing to grow the offshore wind supply chain. Nominations are open through September 6 and recipients will be recognized at the Ventus Gala taking place November 9 in Boston.
“The Ventus Awards highlight the groundbreaking work being done by individuals, companies, and organizations to move the U.S. offshore wind industry forward,” said Liz Burdock, president and CEO of Oceantic Network. “The Ventus Awards honor and celebrate those who are using their passion and talent to further develop an industry that creates quality jobs, reduces energy costs, and combats the effects of climate change. The two new awards further focus on the knowledge, hard work, and collaboration needed to build up the industry.”
The Ventus Awards honor those in the offshore wind industry that have made critical advancements in technology, business development, engineering, and other aspects of offshore wind development. These important improvements and innovations help grow the industry on a global scale and better the world through clean energy, quality jobs, and environmental sustainability. Each category will be evaluated by judges representing the breadth of the offshore wind industry. The 11 categories for this year’s awards are:
- Advancement in Project Siting & Development
- HSE Program of the Year
- Innovation of the Year
- Next-Wave Leadership
- Offshore Wind Leadership
- New! Offshore Wind Trailblazer
- New! Supply Chain Advancement – Public Sector
- Supply Chain Advancement – Private Sector
- Talent Management Leadership
- Viterna Award for Engineering Excellence
- Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind (Closed to nominations)
All categories are open for nominations except the Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind. This award is named after William Heronemus (1920-2002), who is widely considered to be the father of modern wind power generation. Self-nominations are allowed, as are nominations for the same nominee in multiple categories (FAQs). Finalists will be announced October 11 and winners will be recognized as part of the Ventus Gala. Tickets and table reservations will be made available July 24 for Network members and July 27 for the public.
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-444-3766.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.