Innovative start-up secures funding for green jobs

Lewis Sim, Managing Director (left) and Ray Milne, Chief Operating Officer (right)

Legasea Workshop, Birchmoss, Echt, Westhill

Legasea Workshop, Birchmoss, Echt, Westhill

Legasea has successfully secured funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop its revolutionary Shore to Store service, while creating green jobs.

We are delighted and very grateful to receive this support from Scottish Enterprise to grow our team and help launch the Shore to Store service for the underwater sector.

—Lewis Sim, Managing Director

WESTHILL, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND, 9 March 2022 / — Legasea succeeded in obtaining funding, Scottish companyto develop their innovative Shore to Store service, while creating green jobs.
The innovative project will reduce the carbon footprint of underwater dismantling operations, by taking underwater equipment that is no longer needed, and finding ways to refurbish, recertify, remanufacture and reuse, keeping as much of components as possible in service, with an expected annual carbon saving. of 10,000 tonnes of CO2e. Legasea plans to invest £1.3 million over the three-year project, backed by a grant of £187,950, to be received after at least 6 new green jobs have been created.

The project is the culmination of several years of research and planning by Legasea, involving engagement with a wide range of operators and service companies in the subsea sector, to develop a service that benefits the industry. environmentally and economically. Since the company was founded in 2018, Legasea has also consulted with a range of government and industry stakeholders, to ensure the service is closely aligned with decommissioning and environmental policy, and the company has secured a SEPA waste management licence, which allows Legasea to accept a range of materials, defined as waste, from subsea dismantling operations.

Lewis Sim, Managing Director of Legasea, said: “We are delighted and very grateful to receive this support from Scottish Enterprise to grow our team and help launch the Shore to Store service for the underwater sector. The reception we have received from the entire industry since the company was founded has been incredible, and we hope to continue our growth while reducing the environmental impact of underwater dismantling.

Scottish Enterprise announced that £10.7 million has been approved for 43 projects involving a total capital investment of £61.6 million, with over 750 green jobs to be created and retained by the projects, supporting the transition to net zero or minimizing environmental impacts by developing sustainable projects. low-carbon products or services.

Jane Martin, Managing Director of Business Services and Consulting at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The Green Jobs Call has been created to enable businesses like Legasea to create green jobs and support a sustainable Scottish economy. It’s great to see this Aberdeenshire-based submarine specialist providing employment opportunities in the North East of Scotland and highlighting the vitality and talent of the region which is driving the energetic transition.
“Legasea’s Shore to Store service, with an expected annual reduction of 10,000 tonnes of CO2 through the component reuse and recycling process, is great news for the environment and the economy. The project also highlights the innovation taking place in the energy industry to transition to a cleaner and greener economy as we also move towards net zero goals.

About LegaSea:

Legasea is an environmental services company, for the energy sector, with a focus on the circular economy for production systems and subsea controls. The company offers a wide range of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical engineering services, and provides an alternative route for salvaged subsea systems or excess inventory.

To learn more about Legasea, visit:

Ray Milne
+44 1224 058040
[email protected]
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