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Renaissance marine subsidiary wins at prestigious Seatrade Awards 2011

Oman-based oilfield services company Renaissance Services announced that its subsidiary, Topaz Energy and Marine, has won two awards out of four nominations at the annual Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2011 held in Dubai recently.

Stephen R Thomas, CEO of Renaissance Services, commented on the awards saying, “The Seatrade Awards are a benchmark for excellence in our industry. We are very honoured to have won these two awards amongst other first class finalists. We shall treat the Safety & Quality Award as a charge of responsibility to maintain the highest standards of safety in all that we do.”

Receiving the awards on behalf of the division was Roy Donaldson, COO of Topaz Marine, who said, “Our people work tirelessly to maintain a spotless safety record, and winning the Safety & Quality and Workboat Awards demonstrates the unwavering commitment and serious attention we place on safety and efficiency across our businesses. This has brought great honour to our company and we could not be more pleased by the outstanding effort of all those in Topaz Marine to qualify in four major categories.”

Topaz’s awards were won in strong competition with prominent companies and executives of the maritime community in the region and the Indian subcontinent at a glamorous ceremony organized by the Seatrade organisation. The company was also represented as finalists in ‘Technical Innovation’ and ‘Marine and Offshore Services’ categories. 




Renaissance COO awarded Friendship Order in Azerbaijan

Renaissance Services’ Chief Operating Officer at Topaz Marine, Mr. Roy Donaldson, has been awarded the FRIENDSHIP ORDER of Azerbaijan by Decree of the President of Azerbaijan for merits in development of the country’s oil industry recently.

On the occasion of Azerbaijan’s Oilman's Day, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev decorated three foreign civilians with the high honor of "Dostlug" or Friendship Order for their contributions, among them Mr. Donaldson.

Stephen Thomas, CEO of Renaissance Services, commented on the distinction saying, “Roy has earned this prestigious award on personal merit. In doing so he has brought great honour and recognition to our company, in particular to BUE Caspian and Topaz Marine.”

Mr. Donaldson joined BUE Caspian in 2004 and the Renaissance’s subsidiary company, Topaz Energy and Marine, with the company’s acquisition of BUE in 2005. During 2005-2007 Roy served as General Manager of the company’s BUE Caspian unit, and in 2008 Roy was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Topaz Marine.

In 2009, Roy was elected Chairman of the International Marine Contractors Association for its Middle East and India section, having served the Offshore and Marine industry for 43 years.


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