ONE of the key players in Shetland’s marine industry, Ocean Kinetics, has been confirmed as a sponsor for next summer’s Tall Ships event in Lerwick.
The company said it was pleased to be providing both a financial sponsorship package and the use of its vessel, the Ruby May, as a press boat during the event from 26-29 July 2023.
Ocean Kinetics was established in 1992 and its highly skilled team has established an impressive track record in oil and gas, renewables, fishing and aquaculture, decommissioning and power and utilities.
It has bases in Aberdeen and Oban as well as Lerwick, and specialises in marine works, metal works and fabrication, welding, pipework, repair, diving and corrosion prevention, project management and design.
Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson said: “It is 30 years since Ocean Kinetics was established to provide marine-based engineering solutions to industry in Shetland, so it is particularly fitting for us to be supporting an event focused around the marine environment at this time.
“It is a privilege to support Shetland as a host port and we also fully endorse the wider benefits afforded to young people through sail training.”
Emma Miller of event organisers Shetland Tall Ships Ltd. said the team were delighted to have Ocean Kinetics on board for next summer.
“Ocean Kinetics plays a crucial role in supporting Shetland’s marine industry and we are really grateful for their financial support,” she said.
“Their provision of the Ruby May as a press boat will provide accredited photographers with waterside access to ships for photographs, helping the media to fully capture what is sure to be a wonderful spectacle.”
Emma added that the event organisers are still keen to hear from any local businesses interested in becoming a sponsor. A variety of packages are available and bespoke arrangements would also be considered.
- Any businesses or individuals that want to find out more about the sponsorship opportunities can download a sponsorship pack form from the Tall Ships Lerwick website, or they can get in touch with organisers directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (01595) 502110.