Recycled equipment boosts local charity

14 Feb 2018

Offshore support company SEA and oil and gas giant Spirit Energy collaborated to recycle and refurbish two decommissioned Subsea Control Modules donated by Spirit Energy, who suggested a donation to Befriend a Child, instead of being paid for the equipment.

Befriend a Child, based in Aberdeen, supports over 300 children and young people every year through befriending and mentoring services, along with special projects and groups. The children are referred through social work, education or other third sector organisations.

Richard Stewart, Head of Fundraising for Befriend a Child said: “It is fantastic to receive this type of donation from a local business. The money will go a long way to develop and support our children in need.”

SEA launched its Legacy Locker scheme, a recycling and refurbishment initiative for production equipment, last year. Since its launch, Legacy Locker has proved to be a valuable service to the offshore industry with a multitude of key companies contributing to the scheme. The circular economy business model promotes recycling over disposal, supporting the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Scotland initiative and other low carbon and resource efficiency policies.

Matt Blair, Subsea Engineering Director for SEA said: “We are delighted to have been able to make this donation of £500 to Befriend a Child. They are a fantastic local charity; providing a stable environment for vulnerable children in uncertain and chaotic times. It’s great to see how Legacy Locker can support not only the industry but those also living in and around it.”

Phil Reid, Senior Subsea Controls Engineer at Spirit Energy, said: “Spirit Energy has worked with Befriend a Child for two years now and we have always been impressed by the excellent work they do with children in the north-east. We are delighted that our donation to SEA will benefit not just the industry, but an important local charity as well.”

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