Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

In Pictures: Energy Institute Annual Dinner at Titanic Belfast

Andrew Bowles, Harland & Wolff, Janice Newkirk, Joe McBride, Harland & Wolff & Alison McBride
Andrew Bowles, Harland & Wolff, Janice Newkirk, Joe McBride, Harland & Wolff & Alison McBride
Bill Beers, Beers Engineering & Gerry Dunn and Cecilia Gallagher, Dewco Services
Bill Beers, Beers Engineering & Gerry Dunn and Cecilia Gallagher, Dewco Services

To celebrate the centenary of the Energy Institute (EI), the Northern Ireland branch recently held its annual black tie dinner at Titanic Belfast.  Already a key date in the energy industry calendar, the event was attended by over 160 professionals working within and on the periphery of the energy industry locally. 

Guests included representatives from companies including Dalkia, Aggreko, Electric Ireland, Invest NI, Providence Resources, Translink, Calor Gas, Action Renewables, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Energia, Firmus and Tamboran, among other leading organisations within the sector. 

As the EI celebrates 100 years of success in the energy sector, members in Northern Ireland look forward to the fresh challenges and opportunities and also reflect on the drastic changes that have shaped the local industry in recent years. “Along with the emergence of thriving new companies and numerous alternative energy providers in Northern Ireland, we have seen a significant increase in recent years in the number of women entering the organisation and energy-related jobs,” said Robin Davey, Chairman, EI Northern Ireland. 

Speakers at this prestigious industry event included Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator who discussed the challenges faced by the energy industry, Louise Kingham, Chief Executive of the Energy Institute who addressed guests on the centenary milestone for the EI, and Titanic Historian Susie Millar who acted as the MC for the evening.

The EI is a charitable organisation which develops and disseminates knowledge, skills, and good practice towards a safer, more secure and sustainable energy system. NI Branch Chairman, Robin Davey said, “This year marks a very important year for the EI and the annual dinner provides a significant networking opportunity for individuals and companies within the energy sector in Northern Ireland.” 

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