David Currie attends royal visit and tour at Global Underwater Hub
Proserv Chairman among a delegation of energy industry leaders to meet His Majesty King Charles at GUH’s Westhill, Aberdeen premises.
Proserv Chairman David Currie was a guest today at leading trade and industry development body for the UK’s underwater sectors, Global Underwater Hub (GUH), as it hosted His Majesty King Charles for a tour of its offices.
Alongside David, a number of senior representatives and key stakeholders from the UK’s energy segment including Neil Gordon, the Chief Executive Officer of GUH, were on-hand to meet His Majesty. Those attending also comprised His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire, Mr Sandy Manson, as well as GUH Board members, its staff and further representatives from multiple member companies.
During the tour, King Charles learned about the vital and innovative work being undertaken across offshore energy, aquaculture, defence and telecommunications. His Majesty also spent time with some senior pupils from Aberdeenshire’s Mintlaw Academy who had brought along a fully operational Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which they had designed and built themselves.
The Mintlaw ROV team had been inspired by GUH’s STEM educational outreach programme that Proserv had supported at the Subsea Expo event earlier in the year.
On leaving, The King was invited to unveil a plaque to commemorate the visit.
Neil Gordon commented, “We were honoured to welcome His Majesty to the Global Underwater Hub in Westhill. It was a unique opportunity to showcase the UK’s underwater sectors, the technology and expertise of our member companies, and our commitment to developing skills and capabilities to drive competitive advantage as the global leader.”
David Currie added:
“I was delighted to attend this visit and to spend a little time talking with His Majesty. These are critical times for our industry and King Charles has a long-standing passion not only for innovation but to see the energy sector pivot into exciting new areas to propel the transition.
“It was an honour to represent Proserv as this is a fine example of a company using its expertise to build the technologies to accelerate this process. GUH plays a key role bringing our supply chain together and helping to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing.”