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

Based in Aberdeen, STL (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.

Its products, including the innovative XR Connector, have been developed to overcome a number of challenges posed by maintaining efficient operations in the most demanding offshore environments.

During the visit from Alexander Burnett MSP on Friday, April 6, STL’s 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 Aberdeen-based subsea technology firm STL welcomes visit from north-east MSP constantly strive to deliver safe, reliable and cos t effective innovations and solutions to the most complex subsea challenges.

It was fantastic to be able to highlight STL’s broad range of expertise and explore current opportunities that we hope will be able to help the industry thrive, particularly when cost-cutting is an ongoing challenge.”

Alexander 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.”

Working specifically in the well intervention, well control, well abandonment and well construction markets, STL’s industry-leading connectors and turnkey systems provide the optimal well access solutions for clients.

The company also recently unveiled its market leading visualisation service; allowing oil and gas firms the opportunity to enable interdisciplinary teams to learn about the most complex of engineered systems before they exist.

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