Major New Offshore Oil Recovery Solution at Spillcon 2013
Apr 11 2013
Oil pollution and environmental technology company, Vikoma International Limited (UK), has unveiled the latest addition to its range of class-leading offshore oil pollution recovery systems.
The OPRS 300 (Oil Pollution Recovery System) is based upon patented oil-attracting discs which have been proven to collect up to 300 m3 per hour of oil and can work across oils with viscosities ranging from 1 to 1 million cSt.
Peter Tyler, Managing Director of Vikoma, said: “We are delighted to be launching this exciting new product at Spillcon 2013. Our design, engineering and manufacturing teams were presented with a challenging brief based on specific market feedback. Thanks to the introduction of a number of innovative solutions, the result is a system utilising a unique oil collection principle.”
The OPRS 300 comprises of a floating skimmer head which utilises Vikoma’s tufted disc technology combined with both an on-board recovered oil discharge pump and thrusters for manoeuvrability. The unit is operated by a hand held remote control console.
Mr Tyler continued: “This truly collaborative effort has seen us rise to the challenge of bringing this from an initial concept stage to delivering the largest capacity recovery system Vikoma has ever produced. Our market research indicated a strong demand for this system and as such, we fully expect the OPRS 300 to become a leading product in our portfolio.”
Vikoma, which is part of Aberdeen head-quartered Energy Environmental Group, leads the market in the design, manufacture and installation of oil spill containment and recovery equipment. The business has a global reputation for the development of innovative, high performance products to deal with the full range of oil spill scenarios.
Spillcon 2013 is the Asia-Pacific Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness Conference and Exhibition held in Cairns, Australia from 8-12 April 2013.
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