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PACE Zenith Awards winners revealed!

Congratulations to all the winning and highly commended projects that took away trophies in the sixth annual PACE Zenith Awards on 18th June 2009 — and thank you to all 200 guests who attended the awards ceremony at Doltone House in Sydney.

Winning process control and automation projects were announced in nine categories on Thursday night, with one Project of the Year taking centre stage.

Congratulations to the following winners and highly commended entries:

AUTOMOTIVE AND MANUFACTURING (sponsored by ifm efector)

Winner: CSR PGH Bricks and Roofing, CSR Brick and Pavers Cecil Park NSW, Factory 2 Kiln Automation

Highly Commended: Shepparton Newspapers, Shepparton Newspapers Drive & Integrated Safety Control System Upgrade

CHEMICALS & PETROCHEMICALS (sponsored by Endress+Hauser)

Winner: SEMF PTY LTD, Pacific Terminals Coode Island Area C Development

Highly Commended: Incitec Pivot Limited Phosphate Hill Operation, Smart Wireless pH Network Monitors Detect Acid Tank Leaks

Highly Commended: i.Power Solutions, Shell Tank Farm Control System

FOOD & BEVERAGE (sponsored by AMS Instrumentation & Calibration)

Winner: Dickinson Autocon Systems Pty Ltd, Weston Serial Industries, Mill Management & Control System Upgrade

Highly Commended: Foodmach Australia, Robomatrix Hybrid

METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING (sponsored by Pilz Safe Automation)

Winner: MIPAC, CellView Wireless Cell Condition Monitoring

Highly Commended: Robotic Automation P/L, BHP Robotic Molten Nickel Handling

Highly Commended: I S Systems Pty Ltd, Alcoa Exit Coiler Upgrade

MINING, MINERALS and EXPLORATION (sponsored by Schneider Electric)

Winner: Parasyn Controls Pty Ltd, Anglo Coal, Moranbah North Gas Gathering & Delivery SCADA System

Highly Commended: Brolton Group Pty Ltd, Rockcote Dry Mix Plant

OIL, GAS & HYDROCARBONS (sponsored by Rockwell Automation)

Winner: Apex Optimisation and Santos, Port Bonython Advanced Process Control Project

Highly Commended: Trifield Electrical Engineering, Coal fuel Handling Project

Highly Commended: Parasyn Controls, Origin Energy CSG Talinga Coal Seam Gas Control & Management

POWER & ENERGY MANAGEMENT (sponsored by Rockwell Automation)

Winner: CPE Systems Pty Ltd, Improving Solar Cells with Photoluminescence Imaging

Highly Commended: Schneider Electric (Australia), One Shelly Street Project, King St Wharf

Highly Commended: BJH Controls Pty Ltd , Solid Fuel Boiler PLC Upgrade

TRANSPORT, POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE (sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric)

Winner: Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd & Energy Brix Australia Corporation, Morwell Power Station Control Systems Modernisation Project

Highly Commended: I S Systems Pty Ltd & GANAM Consulting, SS River Embley: Manoeuvring, Alarm & Boiler Control

WATER & WASTEWATER (sponsored by Siemens Ltd)

Winner: Goulburn Valley Water, How to Restore a Fire Damaged Water Treatment Plant in Five Days…

Highly Commended: Gold Coast Water, Pimpama WWTP

Highly Commended: Hawk Measurement Systems, Hawk Orca Sonar Sludge Blanket Detectors at Woodman Point WWTP

PROJECT OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Schneider Electric)

Winner: Goulburn Valley Water, How to Restore a Fire Damaged Water Treatment Plant in Five Days…

Thank you to all our sponsors for your continual support of this event.

The PACE Zenith Awards is in its sixth year after being migrated successfully from a breakfast event to a formal dinner in 2008.

This year the Awards attracted more finalists than ever — all 54 of which were examples of innovative and professional projects in their field.

Nominations for the 2010 PACE Zenith Awards will be open from December 2009. Watch this space for more information closer to the date.

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