Women of Wood recognised as the industry’s best in hydrogen for the third consecutive year

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Three of Wood’s most remarkable female engineers have been named in this year’s Hydrogen Economist Women in Hydrogen 50 list.

For the third consecutive year, Wood’s influential hydrogen experts are being celebrated for their global leadership and their work to advance the sector.

Audrey Hooper, Senior Power Process Engineer is being honored in the Industrial Use and Switching category for her leadership in feasibility, conceptual design, code analysis and detailed design.

In the Policy and Regulation category, Nishadi Davis, Head of Carbon Advisory, Americas, stood out for her guidance on lifecycle analysis, including industrial decarbonisation, hydrogen end-use and carbon dioxide utilisation.

Diana Jelenova, Senior Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Consultant, has been named a Rising Star for her support in delivering several gigawatts of green hydrogen projects and her mentorship of students in Edinburgh University’s Women in STEM programme.

Pictured (L-R): Audrey Hooper, Nishadi Davis, Diana Jelenova

Dan Carter, President of Decarbonisation at Wood, said: “Advancing the energy transition is going to take curious, extraordinary and talented people and we are thrilled to see three of our colleagues celebrated for their remarkable work in hydrogen. This recognition highlights the strength and breadth of our expertise and our leading role in developing the skills and critical solutions needed to design and deliver a low-carbon energy system.”

The Women in Hydrogen 50 list recognises women at all stages of their careers based on contributions to the global hydrogen economy as well as their support and engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Previous honourees from Wood include Katherine Zimmerman in the Industrial Use and Switching category, Suzanne Ferguson in the Policy and Regulation category and Valentina Depetri in the Technology and Innovation category.

With decades of experience, Wood is a global leader in hydrogen solutions across the value chain, exploring opportunities for its production, transportation, storage and use across a range of end markets. Wood’s engineers have supplied hydrogen production units based on the steam reforming process for over 60 years and continue to innovate to address unique challenges and opportunities as the global hydrogen market grows.

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