UK Energy Security Envoy visits Mallusk firm

John Toner (left), Managing Director and Chairman of Williams Industrial Services, welcomes Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti to the company's offices in Mallusk. INNT 32-001-FP
John Toner (left), Managing Director and Chairman of Williams Industrial Services, welcomes Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti to the company's offices in Mallusk. INNT 32-001-FP

Staff at Williams Industrial Services welcomed Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti CB, the United Kingdom’s Climate and Energy Security Envoy, to Mallusk on Tuesday, July 30.

In January 2013, Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti was appointed as interim Special Representative for Climate Change.

Recently retired from the Royal Navy, Mr Morisetti has for the last three years filled the cross government role of UK Climate and Energy Security Envoy for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In this role he has engaged with policy makers in this country and abroad to address the security implications, national and global, associated with the impact of a changing climate on secure, sustainable and affordable supplies of food, water and energy.

The visit to Williams Industrial Services (WIS) was part of a trip organised by Invest NI to showcase some of their successful enterprises throughout Northern Ireland.

Rear Admiral Morisetti also visited Wright Bus and Bombardier Aerospace, so it was a great achievement for William Industrial Services to be included among such a high calibre of successful firms.

Established in 1983, WIS is Northern Ireland’s largest provider of process control, automation, instrumentation and environmental engineering, currently employing close to 200 engineers, technicians and support staff. WIS covers a range of sectors, providing process control and instrumentation for a variety of industrial processes, design and build waste water treatment processes across Northern Ireland for both industrial and domestic waste water, and more recently they have expanded into the renewables market with a range of processes, such as large industrial and farm scale anaerobic digestion. It also provides engineering support services throughout Northern Ireland.

Mr Morisetti was very interested in WIS Renewables sector and was very impressed with what the firm’s employees have achieved to date.

The company has long-standing partnerships with the world’s leading process engineering manufacturers, which gives WIS a global hub of cutting edge knowledge, technological innovation and design - they have several software engineers specialising in the process control of large processing plants. The company’s experience in process control spans many sectors, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace.

WIS bosses said Mr Morisetti’s trip, which was organised by Invest NI, had been “very successful” in highlighting Williams Industrial Services’ place among the list of some of Northern Ireland’s most successful companies.