Statoil sends oil spill response units to Russia

Statoil and the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has supplied three oil spill response systems to Russia. The equipment had been used by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies.

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MURMANSK, Russia --Statoil and the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has supplied three oil spill response systems to Russia. The equipment had been used by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies.

"It's positive that Norwegian oil spill technology can contribute to increasing preparedness in the far north," says Henrik Carlsen, senior vice president for Statoil's Barents Sea organization.

Frank Mohn AS (Framo) in Bergen produced the equipment which has been upgraded and certified in partnership with Statoil. The package is worth around NOK 12 million ($2 million). The equipment is suited for the rough weather conditions of the far north and deployment on ocean-going vessels.

The package's key components are three different remote-controllable skimmers. As part of Statoil's contribution, Framo has provided practical and theoretical training in equipment use.

06/07/2007

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