France offers spill expertise

UBIFRANCE, the French business development agency, has brought a group of French companies to the Gulf Coast to offer expertise in oil spill cleanup.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS – UBIFRANCE, the French business development agency, has brought a group of French companies to the Gulf Coast to offer expertise in oil spill cleanup. The group of nine companies were on the first of two planned visits organized by the trade group. These first nine companies offered goods and services ranging from consultancy to specific-use vessels to barriers and remediation materials.

Serge Hanoca, director for industrial equipment/energy, said the interest among French oil spill companies in offering goods and services to address Gulf of Mexico incidents was so high that two separate groups of nine companies were organized.

Companies and their offerings included:
Améco oil spill consultancy; EOCEANE oil spill recovery vessels; HALECO sorbents, containment, and pollution barriers; HPE Envirotec – ADVENTUS consultancy and remediation works; Jacky Courtigné absorbent and spill collection materials; Mapa Professionnel with personnel protection for a range of applications, RCY – BHD Group with oil spill booms, flexible tanks, and inflatable arch tents; REP (Recherche Exploitation Produits) bioremediation additive, oil dispersant, and products to protect equipment and ship hulls; and Thomsea ocean booms and collectors plus a trawl net collection device.

09/08/2010

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