The world is changing in terms of oil spill preparedness and response. Industry is becoming more aware of the risk of oil pollution and has long been working towards mitigating and minimizing the threat posed. In the marine transportation sector, a downward trend can be seen in the frequency of major oil spills occurring over the past 30 years. This is due to better safety practices, operational and management control and improvements in ship construction. In other sectors of the oil industry, comprehensive global statistics on oil spills simply do not exist. It is however clear that the number of major spill events in other areas, like exploration and production, are very rare. While this is obviously encouraging, the oil spill risk is changing; with more remote marine and terrestrial oil fields being exploited in lesser developed and politically-unstable areas with no prior experience of oil spill arrangements, the risk and impact of accidental oil spills can be magnified. Hence it is important to keep cost of investments low without sacrificing the ability of fast response.
To my opinion this can be reached by investing in multifunctional vessels (floating debris/plastic removal, emergency dredging, small maintenance work in ports in combination with oil-spill
recovery) and mobility of equipment. Koseq invested in the design and construction of containerized systems (20″and 40″) that are self-supporting in drive/crane/skimmers/booms on reels in combination with our well know Compact sweeping arms to be used for
quick response at remote locations. We can assist to develop a combination of equipment for local development or supply a completely equipped vessel.
We recently sold one of our self-supporting containerized units to the US.
For offshore applications the Koseq rigid sweeping arms have proved their efficiency in numerous historical and large oil-spills over the world.
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Koseq oil spill equipment.
Koseq has already completed two 10-year overhaul projects for EMSA, where all equipment has been taken off, reconditioned and re-installed. These ships are ready for another 10 years of service to the European Community.
Koseq performed a maintenance of sweeping arms from an oil tanker in Malta. The full maintenance overhauled all moving parts, hoses, cylinders etc of the sweeping arms.
Cranes and powerpacks were replaced, and the sweeping arms were painted. As part of our maintenance, we ensure that Koseq sweeping arms are upgraded to the latest version
During week 43, the equipment was installed on board in Malta and tested successfully.
The revision is part of a longer 5-year contract with EMSA for all of the Koseq equipment on their ships. This is a major maintenance and upgrading of all Koseq systems to new-status wherever needed.
At this moment we are continuing adjacently with a second project in Italy.
We offer maintenance for all Koseq sweeping arms with the latest innovations designed by our engineers to keep improving to have the latest technology and quality in every one of our sweeping arms worldwide.
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Koseq has already completed a 10-year overhaul projects for EMSA, where all equipment has been taken off and transported to one of our facilities to be reconditioned and re-installed. These ships are ready for another 10 years of service for the European Community.
The last maintenance operation was with the Brezzamare, based in Genoa, Italy. The overhauling took place at TB Shipyards Kampen. The operation involved overhaul of Koseq sweeping arms, pumps and powerpacks. In November the equipment was transported back to Genoa and commissioned.
Although shipping has become safer over the last years, risks are growing with the increased volumes that are being shipped around the world. We are aware that the world of shipping is changing, some existing routes are being used more intensively and some new routes in vulnerable areas are being used for the first time. We see areas which do nothing at all (despite a high average of spills per month). Also, areas that only invest in nearshore equipment, but forget the offshore disasters of the not too far distant past.
We are working jointly with our customers to design and build combined equipment to reduce cost and protect the environment, trying to add value to the customers process and environment wherever possible. Even combinations of oil-spill recovery and renewable energy/recycling are being investigated.
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New vision on Oil-Spill preparedness in ports, rivers and lake area’s
Koseq and its Partner EPS-Marine Proudly present a new multifunctional vessel for Oil-Spill recovery that can also be used for Garbage collection and other municipal services. The combination of small Koseq sweeping arms and Vikoma booms/skimmers will guaranty a fast and efficient spill-recovery. As cost for spill preparedness are relatively high, optimum use of the investment will be beneficial for the municipality/port authority as well as for the environment. The design of the vessel is based on previously supplied garbage collector vessels by EPS-Marine that has been increased in length and adapted for oil-spill recovery activities.
Koseq and Vikoma joined sales force on an international level to upgrade their presence in the oil spill recovery equipment market. Customers looking for oil spill equipment will benefit from an more extensive product range, years of experience in both companies in combatting oil during large & small oilspills with static and dynamic sweeping oil recovery equipment. With the experience we jointly have in house we present ourselves as more then only a manufacturer, we have the practical on site experience, knowledge of vessels and their capabilities and a wide experience in conversions and newbuilding of ships in our team.
We trust that this new cooperation between the two companies will strengthen the oil spill industry, uniting Dutch and English innovating power. We will keep you updated in the next few months about progress.
At this moment we have available the Compact 502 and the Victory Oil Sweeper for sale or rent. The units can be demonstrated in the water.
This will enable you and your company to see in real time how two of our systems work, and ask further questions to our technicians. In case of an emergency systems are operational and ready to go for extra capacity or remote locations to reduce response time and use local available vessels.
If interested in this service, you can call our office +31 (0) 180 487 893 (also after office hours at +31651562529) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: +31 (0)180 487 893