In cooperation with the ARTEC program (“Next generation oil spill technology for Arctic and ice covered waters”) funded by the oils companies and the Norwegian Research Council, a prototype of a new boat spraying system for optimising application of dispersant under Arctic conditions are under construction. The system will allow more flexible application between ice floes, be easily transportable, protected from icing (containerized), based on manoeuvrable hydraulic spraying arms and can be operated from a wide range of vessels. The first version of prototype is planned to be tested in the 2009 field trials in MIZ Barents Sea. This development, construction work and testing (ice basin/field) are done in close cooperation with Jason Engineering (www.jason.no) in Drammen, Norway.
For further information regarding dispersant application, contact; Per S Daling or Per Johan Brandvik
Published November 13, 2006
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