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Subsea7 - News - February 11, 2005

Charity Quiz Night raises £10,000 in Aid of Tsunami Disaster Fund

The Aberdeen Sports and Social Committee of global underwater contractor Subsea 7, recently organised a quiz night at the Tree Tops Hotel in aid of the victims of the Asian Tsunami. The evening was a huge success with over 200 employees participating in the event which raised a total of £5,000 from the quiz, an auction and other fund raising activities. The amount raised by the employees will be matched by the company making a grand total of £10,000.

The money raised will go directly towards supporting a water well restoration project in Sri Lanka. Staff chose this project because one of their colleagues was on holiday with his family at the time of the disaster and was able to provide immediate support. The ongoing work will focus on restoration of the natural water supplies to some of the villages as many of these have become contaminated by sea water and debris and are unusable.

Subsea 7 has already purchased five portable water pumps, each capable of shifting 12,000 gallons per hour and suitable for pumping out the contaminated water from the wells. In addition the company has purchased water purification and testing kits to ensure that the cleaned wells are fit to be used.

Vernon Fawcett, a project manager with Subsea 7 who has been instrumental in setting up the company’s support teams commented, “This is valuable work which is having an immediate effect for many people by re-establishing their fresh water supplies and also by relieving the huge demands for water being taken in by lorry. We are delighted with the response by staff at the quiz night and the donations will go a long way to help re-establish water supplies to this region in Sri Lanka affected by the Tsunami.

We would like to thank the many local companies and organisations who helped to make the event a success for their generous donations, including the Tree Tops Hilton who provided the room and stovies, AVC Media who provided the sound system, and various auction items which were provided by Gleneagles, Pittodrie House Hotel, Meldrum House Hotel and many others.”


For more information, contact:

Pat Stephen on +44 1224 344508 or +44 7712 427608

Notes to editors:

1. Photographs of Sri Lanka aid and quiz night available by contacting the above.

2. Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering contractors. The company has offshore operations supported out of the UK, Norway, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Middle East and the Caspian and employs 3000 world-wide. Subsea 7 has a fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), four pipeline construction yards and 14 modern, high specification dynamically positioned ships capable of deepwater reeled and flexible pipelay, deepwater subsea construction and saturation diving. Website:


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