McLaughlin & Harvey Offshore were delighted to take part in the Titanic Green Energy Challenge, in conjunction with local schools as part of this year’s Titanic Schools Project Event- an event set up in 2006 by Terry Madill to be a sustainable project inspiring school children to celebrate the engineering achievement of Titanic Belfast.
Taking place at Stormont on 24th April 2013, we exhibited to local P7 pupils from Orangefield and St Joseph’s Primary School in East Belfast and St Malachy’s and Glencraig Primary School in Bangor. We showcased renewable energy technologies including past project examples, our research and development initiatives, and Minesto’s 1/10th scale deep green ocean kite.
Pupils from each school were split into teams to learn how “green energy” works, from bio mass heat modules to tidal energy and wind turbines. Our Offshore team were happy to support this event, raising awareness with school pupils on the benefits of offshore renewable technology, how it works, and what we have been doing in the industry to develop and deploy some innovative systems.
Given that these renewable technologies rely heavily on Civil Engineering, the school pupils assembled a “bridge to the future of Green Energy” as part of the event, which we were delighted to support.
This cross community event proved to be a huge success. Other recent schools initiatives undertaken by McLaughlin & Harvey Offshore included a visit to Whiteabbey Primary School to talk to P4 pupils about renewable energy. We also were pleased to judge a 6th Form research and development competition at Queens University which was run by Sentinus as part of its Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) initiatives.