Babcock's Innovation and International Trade success recognised with Queen's Awards

21 Apr 2016

Babcock LGE Process, part of Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, has received two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – and is part of an elite group of only six companies receiving a double accolade in this year’s awards.

The awards, announced today, are for outstanding business achievement in the fields of ‘International Trade’ and ‘Innovation’ acknowledging the company’s world market leading performance in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector.

A Queen’s Award celebrates enterprise and encourages business excellence in the UK and is the country’s highest accolade for business success.

The awards are testament to the hard work and ambition of Babcock, a world market leader in the design, supply and project management of specialised systems for the processing, handling and storage of liquefied gases on new build gas carriers.  Winners of the Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.  

Receiving both awards, which are only given for the highest level of excellence in each category, is a major achievement for the rapidly growing Babcock business unit that has increased its workforce in Scotland from 40 to over 120 in four years, and is still actively recruiting. This expansion has also allowed Babcock to continue to support an active UK - wide SME supply chain.

Neale Campbell, Programme Director: “This is a very proud day for every member of the Babcock team. Thanks to our integrated business structure and our dedication to innovation we have become a market leader in LPG shipping solutions, over the past three years. Receiving one Queen’s Award would have been a remarkable achievement, but to have been successful in two categories really speaks volumes about our team, and the ambition and dedication it has demonstrated to make us a global leader in LPG technology.”

With future growth focussing on the development of innovative technology to meet the need for natural gas as a clean and efficient engine fuel for a variety of vessels, the Babcock team is developing its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business capability while continuing to build strong relationships with the world’s largest shipyards, including Hyundai and Daewoo in South Korea, Jiangnan in China and Namura in Japan.

With extensive experience and first class capabilities, Babcock is keen to continue to push the business onto the next level and to carry on exporting its expertise and patented technology to ship owners across the world, including the Vent Gas Cooler (VGC™) system, which enables enhanced refrigeration and handling of LPG products while minimising hydrocarbon emissions, SuperCooler™ and FGSV0™ technology, which provides a true ‘zero-emissions’ solution for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply vessels.

Technical notes:

Babcock’s patented Vent Gas Cooler technology, available as an addition to all LPG cargo handling systems, offers proven ‘win-win’ results for the customer, such as increased refrigeration capacity of a plant by approximately 20% compared to traditional designs, with less power consumption and therefore lower running costs.

Notes for Editors

  •  249 Queen’s Awards (QA) have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.
  • QA winners can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success.
  • The awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

About Babcock

Babcock International Group is the UK’s leading engineering support services company, delivering complex and critical asset support both in the UK and overseas. With revenue of circa £4.5 billion in 2015 and an order book of circa £20 billion, we manage vital assets within a number of industry sectors including energy, defence, emergency services, transport, telecommunications and education. The unparalleled expertise of our 34,000 global employees means that — whether designing, building, operating, managing, or maintaining vital assets — Babcock is a partner that can be trusted to deliver.