Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why We Have Skills to Do This Work

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why We Have Skills to Do This Work

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Business leaders were united today to tell the world that Teesside has the expertise and the facilities to handle the controversial contract.

Rob McMullen, Tees Valley area manager for the North-east Chamber of Commerce, stressed: "We absolutely support Able UK in the important environmental work it is doing.

"The company has a very good track record in breaking up vessels and oil rigs.

"The chamber feels these ships present very little environmental problems and are simply empty vessels that need to be broken up and recycled.

"If Hartlepool has the expertise, which it has, then the chamber fully backs Able UK in carrying out this essential global environmental work."

Steve Rankin, regional North-East director of the Confederation of British Industry, said: "Provided that all the current rules are being met and the whole operation is in compliance with exisiting environmental rules and law then it is very difficult to say anything other than this work should go ahead. …

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