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Marine Subsea Scoops Safety Award

11 May 2010

Subsea intervention specialist Marine Subsea (UK) Ltd has won a prestigious international award from one the world’s leading health and safety organisations.

The Aberdeen-based company has been awarded a British Council International Safety Award, following rigorous assessments of the company’s health and safety policies and procedures.

Marine Subsea (UK) Ltd proved to a specially appointed panel that it has a comprehensive health and safety in place showing a strong commitment in promoting a positive safety culture throughout the business – from the shop floor to board room.

Judges said the winning organisation had a highly competent health and safety team and demonstrated clear improvements in safety throughout the company in 2009.

Alasdair Cowie, managing director said his firm’s reputation as a leading provider of subsea services has been enhanced by the award: “We are honoured to win this award which recognises the importance that we place on health and safety policies and procedures within the organisation. Now, as part of the Marine Subsea organisation, we are moving forward to new business levels and HSE will be at the forefront of all of our endeavours and never compromised .”

Julia Nerney, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council said: “For more than 50 years, the British Safety Council has led the way in promoting health, safety an environmental best practice in society. In the 21st century many organisations worldwide are understandably making health, safety and environmental management their top priority. Marine Subsea (UK) Ltd is helping to make our vision of a healthy and safe working environment a reality.”

Prime Minister Gordon Brown added his congratulations to the Marine Subsea (UK) Ltd saying: “These awards recognise the crucial success that organisations and employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters at an international level. The Government would like to praise the support given by the British Safety Council in raising public awareness of the benefits which effective health, safety and environmental management brings to business, employees, the environment and the economy as a whole.”

Marine Subsea (UK) Ltd was formed following a management buy-out of the subsea intervention company TSMarine Subsea, with support from the Norwegian firm Marine Subsea AS in September 2009.

The UK subsidiary is responsible for the operational management of Sarah, a newly built multipurpose offshore subsea construction and light well intervention vessel.