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CEO's Update November 2017
Throughout November 2017 the Energy Pipelines CRC team have been busy with a number of key events and milestones which are of direct benefit to the Australian pipeline industry. With the successful submission of our 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Commonwealth at the end of last month, we have turned our attention to a number of key end of year events that directly disseminate key research results back to industry.
Earlier this month the 16th APGA RSC / Energy Pipelines CRC Research Seminar was held in Melbourne. The event attracted over 50 attendees from all parts of the pipeline community as well as representatives from every university currently undertaking research with the Energy Pipelines CRC. The quality of the presentations and the level of engagement and constructive questions were a credit to everyone involved. My thanks to all presenters who took the time to come to Melbourne and deliver presentations on recent research projects as well as all those involved in the organisation of this event.
A key deliverable of the Energy Pipelines CRC is the dissemination of research outcomes and fostering engagement opportunities between industry, academic, government and other active participants of the pipeline community. This deliverable was on show at both the Research Seminar but also the next day during the meeting of the APGA RSC. These meetings give the Energy Pipelines CRC team another opportunity to directly engage with the key industry players.
Representatives from the various asset owners, contractors, suppliers regulators, designers, researchers, with a common set of objectives professionally and respectively worked through a comprehensive agenda including detailed consideration of Standards Committee updates, detailed updates on the Energy Pipelines CRC and its programs, lessons learnt across the industry and associated discussions with experiences shared from around the country and internationally.
While the Energy Pipelines CRC team continue their day to day work, a good portion of recent weeks has also been devoted to preparations for the upcoming Stage 2 submissions for the Future Fuels CRC bid. We are honoured to have made the final round of this competitive process. However we are acutely aware that we are up against very strong competition for Commonwealth funding. We aim to be successful in our bid with this substantially evolved and different CRC.
The level of support and involvement in this visionary new bid is evident on a daily basis from the long list of industry and research partners supporting the huge task of building and preparing this final written bid. This support for the Future Fuels CRC bid has been excellent and has involved much work and collaboration to build the case based on the articulation of the industry need narratives, the associated research programs and increasingly the demonstration of potential value. I thank all those who have helped over the last few months for their time and dedication, especially as we approach the next major submission milestone in mid-December.