The new NOAS-series range of lightweight oil pollution control booms from Bennex A/S of Bergen, Norway, has met early success in the market with 5,000 meters already ordered for 1987 delivery.
Orders valued in excess of 10 million NOK (about $16,500,000) for the new booms, which are rated for harbor, coastal and offshore use, have included deliveries to Statoil for use at the Mongstad terminal, to Norsk Hydro for deployment from the stand-by vessel Far Scout on the Oseberg field and to Italy as part of the country's contingency plan for high seas oil pollution control.
Bennex says the NOAS-series oil booms are easier to handle than conventional designs because of their lightweight, flexible design and unique configuration which features new floatation chambers in airtight PVC-coated polyester.
The NOAS 1000-series oil boom range comprises five different model designs from the 300X for harbor use in wave heights of up to 1 meter to the 1000 N for offshore applications in 6 meter seas and heavy winds up to force 8.
For full details on these deliveries and the Bennex NOAS 1000-series oil pollution control booms, C i r c l e 3 5 on Reader Service Card
The new Pollution Control Division of Argo Marine, a Division of Argo International Corporation, recently hosted a presentation at the New York Hilton Hotel on pollution equipment. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce the new division of Argo Marine, and to show operators and engineers
. Mr. Allen has held many positions in his 23 years with Marco, most recently as vice president in charge of the company's shipyard and pollution control division. Along with Mr. Allen's relocation, Mr. Schmidt announced that Marco vice president D. William Lerch has been named manager of
A new design oil spill recovery vessel from MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders and designers of these type vessels, was recently commissioned by a Canadian owner. Called the Burrard Cleaner No. 9, she is the largest oil recovery vessel serving Canada. The vessel was built
all work with oil containment booms in one way or another. The boats range in size from 18-foot open skiffs to 72-foot oil skimmers. Munson oil pollution control vessels are grouped into four basic categories. The first category of boats are the boom support skiffs. These outboard- powered boats, ranging
The Company: Elastec manufactures and markets innovative pollution control and recovery systems. The company’s core competency is oil spill response: skimmers, fire and containment booms, boom deployment systems, portable vacuum equipment, workboats, dispersant spray systems, oil spill aerial surveillance
Seaward I n t e r n a t i o n a l ' s Sea Cushion® marine fenders are now a key part of the Danish Coast Guard's oil pollution control equipment. The three large 8 by 12-foot fenders will be in the North Sea, Baltic Sea, and o t h e r Danish coastal waters. They will be placed between the salvage
to shore. The Raider SRV-1034 is equipped with a bow ramp which can be lowered while in open water. This facilitates discharge of boom and other pollution-control materials. The ramp is also valuable as a beaching tool for on- and off-loading equipment and supplies, and for personnel movement. More
new vessels of 463,086 gt, or 823,832 dwt, worldwide. The new vessels included eight offshore drilling units, two manned submersibles, one oil pollution control tanker, four oil tankers, and 10 bulk carriers. Among the drilling platforms are four column-stabilized units — the United States-flag Sedco 708
of vessel traffic control systems and vessel safety. Admiral Richmond's remarks centered about the problems of oil tanker safety, environmental pollution control and some of the effects of current and proposed legislation on the design requirements for oil tankers, such as double bottoms, backup steering
Sarex oil/water separators, all other Sarex products, and the complete line of anti-pollution systems, write to Eric Nietsch, manager, Pollution Control Division, Argo Marine Systems, 140 Franklin Street, New York, N.Y. 10013
Bennex A.S., Norway, has appointed Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. (RMS) U.S. and Canadian agents for Jason firefighting equipment and oil pollution control. Jason brand of high quality firefighting equipment is applicable to marine and industrial applications. All Jason hardware is designed for relia
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