Tory Energy MSP makes fact-finding visit to Aberdeen subsea technology firm 

Alexander Burnett MSP and STL technical director Dave McKay (right) at the company's workshop in Tullos, Aberdeen.
Alexander Burnett MSP and STL technical director Dave McKay (right) at the company’s workshop in Tullos, Aberdeen.

Subsea technology company STL welcomed a recent visit from a north-east MSP to offer insight into its development of cutting-edge technology for the global energy sector.

Based in Aberdeen, Subsea Technologies Limited provides pioneering subsea equipment and technical advisory services, ranging from concept development and design engineering to project management and operations support, to customers worldwide.

During the visit by Alexander Burnett MSP, STL technical director Dave McKay, showcased the company’s Tullos-based workshop and the benefits STL can provide to customer operations, both in the North Sea and further afield.

He said: “We were delighted to hear that Alexander Burnett wanted to learn more about the STL operation, the technology we have developed, and the challenges we have had to overcome due to the industry downturn.

“We have built a highly motivated team who constantly strive to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective innovations and solutions to the most complex subsea challenges.

Burnett MSP, the Scottish Conservatives’ business, innovation and energy spokesman, said: “The subsea sector is a growing part of the North Sea oil and gas industry, one of the biggest economic drivers for the UK.

“Our region is driving innovation in the field, and firms like STL are keeping as much of the industry in the north-east as possible, which I have to commend them for.

“The Aberdeen City Region Deal, focus on decommissioning investment and the Chancellor’s recent announcement on transferable tax history have been huge boons for oil and gas. There is always more that can be done to help this industry thrive, and I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet the STL team to discuss what support the UK and Scottish Governments can offer.”

Meanwhile, Aberdeen-based well engineering and project management company Zenith Energy has appointed Tom Terris as new chief operating officer at its Australian base. 

13 Apr 2018

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