A spokesperson for the APGA said this year’s winners of the individual awards demonstrated passion innovation and commitment to the industry.
Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award
Former APGA president and long-serving director Mark Dayman earned the 2021 Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award.
Dayman began his career in South Australia’s Cooper Basin in the 1970s and moved to engineering company Fyfe in 1984.
Fyfe’s Pipeline Engineering was spearheaded by Daymen since it was founded in 1995 and has provided work opportunities for nearly 1200 individuals over three years.
Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award
John Lott was the recipient of the 2021 Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award.
Now managing director of Lott Field Services (LFS), Lott began his career in the gas industry in 1973, working for Colonial Gas in Victoria.
He has been involved on more than 43 pipeline projects in the country, as well as overseas in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Papua New Guinea.
During his time in the field, Lott developed a vast network of relationships and has been recognised by his peers for his enthusiasm and knowledgeability.
Young Achievement Award
Pipe Tek general manager Taddam Farrant was awarded the 2021 Young Achievement Award for his innovations in hydrotesting – a process used to test pipeline integrity before commissioning.
He was the first person in Australia to introduce satellite data retrieval for areas where there is no mobile network, thus reducing the need for driving at night.
Farrant has also been active in supporting the Young Pipeliner Forum, regularly attending and speaking at events.
For more information visit the APGA website.