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The ONS 2014 Best Stand Awards presented to Gassco and Centrica

The traditional ONS Award Ceremony was arranged at the outdoor stage in front of an excited crowd of exhibitors and visitors at ONS 2014. The two awards for Best Stands were presented to Gassco and Centrica Energy Norway.

Chief of the award jury and Museum Director of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Finn E. Krogh pointed out that it had been an exciting and difficult challenge to select the two winners out of the 10 nominees.

– The quality of the stands has been excellent this year and with 1380 exhibitors it has not been easy to nominate the 10 best exhibitors. I can assure you that the committee has had some busy and interesting days touring the exhibition, said Krogh.

Gassco winner of the Best Stand Award, for stands larger than 50 square meters
Gassco was presented the award due to their strong visual profile based on organic forms and smart architecture using natural materials. Their stand was described as open and inviting, communicating the company’s core activities.

Centrica winner of the Best Stand Award, 50 square meters or smaller
Centrica Energy Norway was presented the award due to a well designed stand, facilitating a good meeting place with enthusiastic staff. The company’s theme “Different perspective” has been relayed through everything from the stand’s architecture down to the smallest detail.

– This was a real surprise for us and I am very glad. Centrica is the largest energy company in the UK with 40 000 employees. However, in Norway we have only 200 employees, so ONS has been a great journey for us, said Head of HR and Communications in Centrica Energy Norway, Sirine Fodstad, which accepted the award.

The 10 nominees for the ONS Best Stand Award
Petroleum Safety Authority, Gassco, Lyse/Statnett, GCE Node, Honeywell Process Soloutions, Centrica Energy Norway, Aarbakke, Kleven, E-on and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate were the 10 nominees. All the 10 nominated companies were invited to the stage and received flowers and tribute.