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CEO's Update April 2018
April has been a busy month for the Energy Pipelines CRC team with a number of key announcements, preparation for key events, as well as ongoing collaboration with our broad community. I encourage you to check your diaries against our upcoming events.
We were extremely excited to hear in early April that our bid for the Future Fuels CRC had been successful. This is a tremendous achievement for all those involved and recognises the continuation of our industry’s commitment to leading edge research and I am proud to have been part of such an endeavour. We have a large task over the coming months in establishing the Future Fuels CRC and look forward to working side by side with our partners to achieve this.
The formal announcement was on the same day as a meeting of the APGA Pipeline Owners Group, which I also attended. A number of interesting presentations were given at this this event and displayed the breadth of knowledge evident within this sector of the pipeline community.
We have continued our commitment to ensuring the successful completion of the Energy Pipelines CRC research activities where Commonwealth funding ceases in June 2019. A number of current research projects are now entering their final phases. Over the coming weeks, our program steering committees will meet to review the ongoing progress of these projects. The committees will also continue the process of examining the impact of Energy Pipelines CRC research over the lifetime of the organisation.
We will be using the newsletter over the coming months to provide further highlights of these projects as well as take the opportunity to look back at other key achievements of the Energy Pipelines CRC.
We are close to finalising our programs for both the upcoming APGA RSC Research Seminar which will be held on the 27th June in Sydney and our Annual Research Conference to be held from the 9th-10th July in Geelong.
These two events are key parts of the Energy Pipelines CRC calendar. The Seminar provides an opportunity to disseminate key research findings to our community and a program for this event will be released in early May to all APGA RSC members as well as those involved in research projects.
The Annual Research Conference allows us to bring together all involved in Energy Pipelines CRC research to reflect and build on the success of the years’ work to strengthen ongoing research projects. I have mentioned previously that we are encouraging as many from the Energy Pipelines CRC community to attend. We are tailoring the program for this years’ event to provide professional development and networking opportunities for all attendees. A copy of this program will be available also in early May.
Finally, I would like to thank the team in Wollongong for a very busy, but very successful April. The team has demonstrated their ability to balance the requirements of maintaining the operations of the Energy Pipelines CRC and beginning the establishment of the Future Fuels CRC. I look forward to the challenge of the coming months ahead and encourage those with any questions regarding either organisation to contact either a member of the team in Wollongong or myself.