Spill System Claims 96.4 Percent Recovery

MOS Sweeper

By MarEx 2015-08-15 01:25:22

Egersund Group has claimed its newly developed MOS Sweeper system has an oil spill recovery rate of 96.4 percent.

In June 2015, Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) carried out a realistic oil on water exercise in the North Sea. The purpose was to test and develop preparedness against serious spill accidents and new equipment is tried and tested to ensure that it works before it is put into an operational oil spill.

In the final report of the exercise published by NOFO last week (Oil on Water 2015) it was highlighted that the MOS Sweeper System had a recovery rate of 96.4 percent of the oil released into the sea. 

This sets a new record for NOFO for an active oil recovery system and has drawn attention from oil companies and oil spill response networks around the globe.

Norway is one of the few countries that benefits from full-scale, offshore oil-on-water exercises organized annually by NOFO. 

Egersund Group, in collaboration with NOFO, has developed the Marine Oil Spill (MOS) Sweeper system. It is a complete system, with revolutionary properties in heavy seas and high speed, said the company in a statement. 

The oil is collected efficiently and pumped back to the ship continuously. The MOS Sweeper system is claimed to be cost effective, as only a single vessel is needed to operate the system and it is suitable for use in harsh weather conditions.