Kellas Midstream is committed to making a positive contribution to society in the communities where we operate. Our support is based on two key themes:
Education: we will demonstrate our commitment to the next generation of talent by promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as the skills required for our industry in the future.
Community Engagement: Being socially responsible is integral to what we do. We aim to make a positive difference to the communities where we operate and seek ways to assist them.
Our focus is on being a good neighbour, supporting charities and organisations on Teesside and in Aberdeen where our assistance, whether financial or hands-on, can make a genuine difference.
Kellas Midstream partnered with Aberdeen Science Centre to develop and deliver an educational workshop that is giving children from across the North East of Scotland the opportunity to learn about where gas comes from, how it gets from the North Sea to our homes, and its importance, both in our day to day lives, and as part of the UK’s diverse energy mix.
The workshop, called The Great Gas Journey, launched at the end 2017 and is part of Aberdeen Science Centre’s STEM learning programme. It involves children working in groups playing the role of a midstream infrastructure company like Kellas Midstream, to design and build a new gas pipeline that can transport gas safely, efficiently and cost-effectively from the North Sea, to an onshore processing terminal or refinery.
Kellas Midstream partnered with Aberdeen-based charity SensationALL to provide much needed hands-on support.
SensationALL provides support and multi-sensory experiences for children and adults with disabilities and multiple support needs, their families and associated professionals. In 2016, the charity was successful in its application for a Community Asset Transfer from Aberdeenshire Council for the Old Schoolhouse building in Westhill and is now working towards transforming it into a purpose-built facility.
In 2017, Kellas Midstream funded the purchase and installation of a new summer house, and was involved in painting, gardening and general maintenance. In 2018, the team was involved in removing and replacing cupboards, painting the main activity room, and upgrading the outdoor garden space. Kellas also funded the cost of new flooring and storage units.
The team at the CATS terminal on Teesside partnered with Children Challenging Industry (CCI) to develop and deliver an educational programme designed to challenge negative perceptions about engineering and heavy industry.
CCI is run by former primary school teachers who have a background and interest in STEM subjects, and a positive view of industry which they work hard to promote in the classroom.
The programme took a class of year six pupils from a local primary school through a range of classroom-based teaching of STEM-related topics, followed by a visit to the CATS terminal during which the children, supported by the CATS team, carried out a number of engineering experiments which brought the classroom lessons to life on an industrial scale.
At Kellas we invest time and effort in ensuring we have happy, healthy and motivated teams, and actively seek out colleagues and partners who embody our business principles of integrity, partnership and tenacity.
People involved with Kellas, whether as employees, contractors or partners, are at the heart of our business and we are committed to creating a stimulating, fun and open work culture that promotes personal development and work/life balance, rewards competitively and celebrates success.