Regardless of the type of spill, offshore, river oil trail or any other type, speed is always of critical importance. Especially since many accidents happen in adverse weather. Being prepared is key to a successfull clean-up.
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.
The last maintenance operation was with the Brezzamare, a vessel operated by EMSA. The vessel is based in Genoa, Italy, and 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.
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.
Although shipping has become safer over the last years, risks are growing with the increased volumes that are being shipped around the world. 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. Even combinations of oil-spill recovery and renewable energy/recycling are being investigated.
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Over the past few weeks, Koseq performed a maintenance of sweeping arms from an oil tanker in Malta. The 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 versiÃ³n
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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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 email@example.com.
Telephone: +31 (0)180 487 893