Excellence Award 2019 Winners

On 30 May 2019, Electrical Review and Data Centre Review had the pleasure of hosting the 2nd annual Electrical Review Excellence Awards, in partnership with Riello UPS, at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

Following the acclaimed launch in 2018, the Awards celebrated excellence, best practice, innovations and technical developments across a range of projects and products from the electrical and data centre industries. 

The Judging panel once again faced a tough challenge of selecting the best from a host of entries submitted by organisations of all sizes, from small businesses to large multinationals. The winners were revealed during the presentation ceremony hosted by none other than the highly-respected industry figure – Prof Ian F Bitterlin, Consulting Engineer and Visiting Professor at University of Leeds. 

The Award winners were:

Power – Product of the Year

Winner: ABB Power Grids – TXplore robotic transformer inspection service

Also shortlisted:

– Schneider Electric UK – Smart-UPS with Li-Ion Technology
– Powerstar – SO-LO super low loss smart transformer
– Vertiv – Dynamic Online mode
– Centiel UK – CumulusPower modular UPS system

Power – Project of the Year

Winner: Vertiv – UPS, temperature control, monitoring and diagnostics at Cineca, Italy

Also shortlisted:

– Centiel – UPS system for a London office building
– Centiel UK – UPS replacement at a Data Centre in Guernsey

Lighting – Product of the Year

Sponsored by Wago

Winner: Adaptarose Ltd – BS67 Smart Ceiling Rose

Also shortlisted:

– Holophane Europe Ltd – CityMax Large Luminaire
– Zumtobel – AMPHIBIA moisture-proof luminaire
– TheisCraft Limited – DALI64 Pluggable Module
– Zumtobel – TRINOS lighting solution 

Lighting – Project of the Year

Winner: Simmtronic Lighting Control – University of Northampton

Also shortlisted:

– EcolightingUK – Debenhams Peterborough warehouse
– Zumtobel / Thorn Lighting – Gateshead Library

Fire Safety and Security

Winner: Safe Connect – The Hot Connection Indicator 

Also shortlisted:

– WFP Fire and Security – Fire Detection and Voice Alarm at Condor House
– Safe Connect – The Hot Plug Indicator

Energy Efficiency Project of the Year

Sponsored by Recolight

Winner: Vertiv – UPS, temperature control, monitoring and diagnostics at Cineca, Italy

Also shortlisted:

– Centiel UK – UPS replacement at a Data Centre in Guernsey 
– Powerstar – Energy storage for Holiday Accommodation in Norfolk 

Innovative Project of the Year 

Sponsored by Starline

Winner: DigiPlex – Combined heat & power at DigiPlex Stockholm data centre

Also shortlisted: 

– Schneider Electric UK – EcoStruxure for Data Centers architecture at IP House
– Vertiv – T Systems Cerdanyola del Valles data center in Barcelona

Sustainable Project of the Year 

Sponsored by Smart Grid Forums

Winner: Techbuyer – Refurbished Servers at WINDcores, Germany

Also shortlisted:

– Powerstar – Energy storage for Holiday Accommodation in Norfolk 
– DigiPlex – Combined heat and power at DigiPlex Stockholm data centre

Data Centre Design & Build – Product of the Year

Winner: Schneider Electric – HyperPod Rack Ready Data Centre System

Also shortlisted:

– Mafi Mushkila Limited / Heatload – MK4 II 3.5kw Rack Mounted Server Emulator
– Riello UPS – NextEnergy uninterruptible power supply

Data Centre Design & Build – Project of the Year

Sponsored by Heatload 

Winner: 4D Data Centres Ltd – 4D Gatwick cooling upgrade

Also shortlisted:

– Metartec – MEGA M instillation in Westland Data Centre 
– Schneider Electric UK – EcoStruxure for Data Centers Architecture at IP House

Colocation Supplier of the Year 

Sponsored by Vertiv

Winner: Green Mountain 

Also shortlisted: 

– VIRTUS Data Centres 
– 4D Data Centres Ltd

The final two Awards, sponsored by Riello UPS, recognised ‘the best of the best’ from all recipients of this year’s awards. The overall Project of the Year was awarded to Simmtronic Lighting Control for their University of Northampton entry, and the Product of the Year trophy was handed to Adaptarose Ltd for their BS67 Smart Ceiling Rose