Topaz Energy and Marine swept the annual Seatrade Awards by winning three prestigious accolades including ‘Shipping Company of the Year’, ‘Marine & Offshore Services’ and the ‘Workboats’ award.
Topaz CEO, Fazel A. Fazelbhoy commented on the awards, “Being a finalist in five categories and winning three Seatrade awards is a spectacular success and I’m privileged to be part of this great company. Full credit to the whole Topaz team for gaining this level of industry recognition.”
The Seatrade Awards welcomed prominent companies and executives of the maritime community in the Middle East and India at a glittering ceremony at Atlantis, The Palm.
Topaz’s awards triple comprised ‘Shipping Company of the Year’, ‘Marine & Offshore Services’ and the ‘Workboats’ award, all for Topaz Marine MENA. Topaz was also a finalist in the Ship Repair/ Shipyard category and the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ category for its work with the ‘Flying Angel’, a seafarer’s support boat operating in the offshore anchorage of Fujairah.
Roy Donaldson, Chief Operating Officer of Topaz Marine said, “I am truly proud of the Topaz Marine MENA team led by our General Manager Ron Clark. The crowning glory was winning ‘Shipping Company of the Year’ competing against prestigious companies with worldwide operations. We can all hold our heads high today as Topaz’s excellent reputation spreads worldwide.”
Topaz Energy and Marine is today one of the region’s leading oil field services companies, with over 35 years of experience in the Middle East. Topaz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renaissance Services SAOG, a publicly traded company on the Muscat Securities Market. Operating throughout the Middle East and the Caspian, with vessel operations in North Africa, Europe and S.E. Asia, Topaz employs over 5,200 people. With its operational headquarters in Dubai, UAE, Topaz operates under two primary business divisions – Topaz Marine and Topaz Engineering. Topaz Marine; the offshore support vessels division comprises Topaz Marine MENA, Topaz Marine Azerbaijan, Topaz Marine Kazakhstan and Topaz Marine Turkmenistan. Topaz Engineering comprises Topaz Fabrication and Construction, Topaz Maintenance Services, Topaz Marine Repair and Topaz Ship Building.