OES Asset Integrity Management are today commemorating the 30 year anniversary of the Piper Alpha Platform disaster.
The Piper Alpha platform exploded on 6th July 1988 with a total of 167 men who lost their lives. After a 13 month enquiry into the disaster, safety practices were radically overhauled in the North Sea.
OES have purchase one of a limited edition of 167 prints commissioned by The Pound for Piper Memorial Trust Fund, one for each soul that was lost on that fateful night.
The artwork has been donated by Elizabeth McAlpine to raise funds towards the Piper Alpha Memorial Rose Gardens located at Hazlehead in Aberdeen. The artist, Sue J Taylor, created the artwork from her time on the Piper Alpha and also created the Piper Alpha Memorial that is proudly displayed in the Memorial Gardens.
George Byers, OES Regional Manager for Europe and Africa stated, “It’s hard to believe this tragedy was 30 years ago, the Monument and Rose Gardens within Hazlehead Park provide us a lasting memory that is well attended.
We were keen to have this framed memory in our office which allows us to reflect on the past and realise the harsh environments we come across every day in our working lives. It’s good to know that a simple donation can be put towards the upkeep of the gardens that allows everyone to visit, enjoy and reflect on such a sad time.”
An Act of Remembrance to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the disaster and to pay tribute to the 167 men will be held at the Piper Alpha Memorial Rose Gardens at 7pm this evening. The service will also be streamed live on the UK Oil and Gas Chaplaincy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheUkOilGasChaplaincy/?rf=131996087359430
To provide a donation to this very worthwhile cause, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/poundforpiper