The decommissioning of the giant Brent Delta oil platform at Able Seaton Port has benefitted another North East charity.

Emmaus North East which works to assist people who have been homeless, collected a range of supplies recovered from the platform before major dismantling work got under way.

Says John Harrison, Community Manager with Emmaus North East “It was a wonderful gesture of Able to give us the chance of collecting some of the items from the platform. We came away with everything from TVs, DVD players, kitchenware…and lots of wellington boots!

“The vision of Emmaus is to give people who have been homeless the chance to rebuild their lives. As well as giving them a home, we aim to provide education, training and work.”

Adds Able’s Neil Jarvis, the Shell Brent Project Director “Emmaus is among a number of charities we have been able to help with donations from the Brant Delta. Other organisations have included Hartlepool Foodbank, North East Homeless and Old Park Farm Kennels as part of the Save our Strays (SOS) initiative.”

The 24,200-tonne Brent Delta was transported from the Brent oil and gas field north-east of the Shetland Islands in a highly-complex and ground-breaking operation, using the largest construction vessel ever built, the Allseas Pioneering Spirit., arriving at Able’s specialist facility on May 2nd.

The full decommissioning of the Brent Delta is expected to be completed within 12 months.