Oil spill clean-up system passes Norway trials

Offshore staff

EGERSUND, Norway – Egersund Group claims to have established a new oil spill recovery record.

Recently the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) performed a simulated oil-on-water exercise in the North Sea. The aim was to test and develop preparedness against serious spill accidents, and to demonstrate new equipment before to deployment for a real oil spill situation.

NOFO’s final report (Oil on Water 2015) of the exercise highlighted he MOS Sweeper system’s recovery rate of 96.4% of the oil released into the sea, said to be a new record for an active oil recovery system.

Egersund Group developed the technology with NOFO. It is suitable for heavy seas and can operate at high speed, the company claims.

The oil is collected and pumped back to the ship continuously – the latter can be a fishing vessel, supply or offshore supply vessel, coast guard vessel or stand-by vessel.


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