iICE Award

Inspiring Innovation, Cost-Saving and Efficiency


The iICE award, introduced in 2016, was inspired by the DNV-OS-F101, the offshore standard for submarine pipeline systems that was issued in 1976.  Over the years DNV GL has created a series of internationally recognised standards, service specifications and recommended practices together with the pipeline industry.  This award, is for the best idea for increasing efficiency and reducing costs in the pipeline industry.  This is the first industry award for an idea rather than proven technologies.

2023 Winner:

 The Non- Metallic Innovation Centre (NIC)  | A Novel Approach To Joining in Non-Metallic Pipe Systems

New for 2023 - Safety Commendation:

Innoflow LaySAFE® Coiled Pipe Safety Installation Device

ULC Technologies AUSMOS: Improving GPR Data Collection

2022 Winner:

AquaSpira Ltd and University of Birmingham | SmartSense : an intelligent pipeline for large-scale infrastructure projects

2018 Winner:

Blue Think UK | Laser welding for thick carbon-steel pipeline

2016 Winner:

Magma Global | High performance thermoplastic composite m-pipe® to reduce riser cost and risk

2016's Nominees:

OMS | Taking measurement and inspection to the limit

KTN AS | Combined Ultrasonic Tethered Tools for Inspection of Weld Crack in Offshore Pipelines

Tata Steel | Digital Interface System

Subsea 7 | Electrically Heated Traced Flowline - Low Power Heating Systems, Key Enabler for Optimizing and Operating Fields with High Thermal Performance Requirement