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EMEC’s Hydrogen Challenge Supervisor, Leonore (Noor) van Velzen, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Challenge Improvement Award’ in Scottish Renewables’ Younger Professionals Inexperienced Vitality Awards 2023.
The annual awards spotlight younger professionals who’re pioneering new concepts with the drive and ambition wanted to vary the renewable power business for the higher.
The Challenge Improvement Award recognises people who surpass expectations with their mission administration expertise.
Becoming a member of EMEC in 2021, Noor has managed a portfolio of revolutionary hydrogen R&D initiatives starting from feasibility research to first-of-a-kind expertise demonstrations. Latest initiatives embrace the £2.3m ‘HIMET’ maritime decarbonisation mission, hydrogen provide for a world-first jet engine demonstration with Rolls-Royce, and the £4.3m ‘SHyLO’ hydrogen storage mission gearing up for deployment at EMEC’s Caldale website later this 12 months.
Noor has overseen the supply of complicated mission scopes, offering devoted management and assist to various consortia. When challenges come up, her proactive and diligent method to discovering options to supply helpful outcomes has acquired distinctive suggestions, demonstrating how extremely regarded she is throughout a number of initiatives and organisations. As well as, she has spearheaded the cohesion of a multidisciplinary hydrogen staff inside EMEC, contributing to the organisation’s development of this enterprise space.
On studying of being shortlisted, Leonore van Velzen, Hydrogen Challenge Supervisor at EMEC, mentioned:
“Thanks to my colleagues for nominating me, it was a beautiful shock and genuinely heart-warming; I actually recognize it. Nonetheless, with out everybody at EMEC and the mission companions, the progress being made within the hydrogen initiatives merely wouldn’t be occurring – it is rather a lot a staff effort and I’m very grateful to have such supportive colleagues and to work with so many motivated individuals attempting to make the world a greater place.”
Neil Kermode, Managing Director at EMEC, mentioned:
“Noor is an instinctive mission supervisor. She is analytical, considerate, tactical, dedicated and unrelenting. In follow this implies she manages individuals to present their finest, tactfully aligned to the must the mission. Her supportive and personable method makes colleagues and mission companions really feel represented and valued and when confronted with mission challenges, she tackles these head on with professionalism discovering revolutionary options.
“Noor genuinely cares concerning the initiatives she works on, the individuals she works with and the broader aim of fixing the local weather disaster.”
Claire Mack, Chief Government of Scottish Renewables, mentioned:
“The calibre of nominations we obtain for these awards is all the time extraordinarily excessive and this 12 months isn’t any completely different. It’s so inspiring to see the subsequent era form the way forward for renewable power business and it’s extremely essential that Scottish Renewables recognises the younger professionals who will proceed our drive in the direction of a clear, inexperienced future.
“To be nominated for a Younger Professionals Inexperienced Vitality Award is a improbable achievement and we hope this recognition will encourage every nominee to proceed the superb work they’ve already achieved within the business.”
Scottish Renewables’ Younger Professionals Awards 2023 ceremony shall be offered at The Grand Central Lodge in Glasgow on 27 April.
View extra info on the awards and the total listing of finalists right here.