When a client's project goes into production safely and profitably, that's reward enough. At the same time, however, Hatch projects are consistently recognized for their industry leadership in delivery excellence, innovation and safety.
For us, these awards symbolize our daily focus on working alongside clients to deliver positive outcomes for their company and all of their stakeholders.
Australian Bulk Handling Review
Bulk Handling Facility of the Year Award:
Abbot Point X50
Canadian Consulting Engineer and Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada
Award of Excellence:
GO Transit Rail Infrastructure Improvements Program
50 Best Employers in Canada of 2012
National Post, Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, and Queen's School of Business, 2011
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies
Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Willis Chipman Award:
GO Transit Rail Infrastructure Improvement Program
Chilean Safety Council
Risk Prevention Excellence Award:
Recognition of zero-incident frequency rate for two consecutive years
National Safety Council Award: Recognition of lowest incident frequency rates in the industry based on the number of staff
Chilean Construction Chamber
Six Star Safety Award
Consult Australia Awards, 2011
Project of the Year: Abbot Point X50
Gold Award of Merit in Project Management:
NCIG Project Stage 1
Gold Award in Resources and Mining:
Abbot Point X50
WateReuse International Award
Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant
In addition to our corporate awards, several current and former Hatch professionals were honored during 2011.
Dr. Gerald Hatch, the founder and first president of Hatch, was inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame in Ottawa. He joined Canada's scientific giants such as Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, and Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin. Dr. Hatch was honored for his outstanding contributions to metallurgical processing in Canada, as well as his pioneering engineering management techniques. He was president of Hatch from 1958 to 1988.
Dr. Bert Wasmund was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Dr. Wasmund joined Hatch in 1966 and has played a pivotal role in the company's growth. He is responsible for many breakthroughs in metallurgy and metals processing, and has been credited with revolutionizing the smelting furnace business. He has also focused on mentoring students, demonstrating a life-long commitment to help the next generation of engineers gain valuable experience in their field.
Hatch's current Global Managing Director of Technologies, Nils Voermann, was awarded the Ontario Engineering Medal by Professional Engineers Ontario. Mr. Voermann's work is reflected in the design of metallurgical furnaces around the world, and his engineering has significantly enhanced the safety, environmental performance and productivity of metals smelting operations.
Mark Eichhorn of Hatch's Autoclave Technology Group received the 2011 CIM-Bedford Young Mining Leaders Award. The award is sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and Bedford Consulting Group, and recognizes outstanding achievement and the potential of young Canadian mining leaders from around the world.