U.S. Coast Guard To Test Oil Recovery System

April 2011 Vol. 238 No. 4

The Oil Stop Division of the American Pollution Control Corp. has been granted a Phase 2 contract for development and testing of its Oil Stop Bottom Oil Recovery System (OSBORS), by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Branch.

The OSBORS is a specialized package of equipment designed to remove oil that has settled on the seafloor. The heart of the system is the Tornado Motion Technologies (TMT) subdredge. The subdredge is a remote controlled, track driven vehicle that is equipped with TMT’s EDDY Pump. Additional top-side support equipment is included for separating recovered oil and in-situ treating of water and solids.

Phase 2 of the contract involves final design and planning for live testing at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulations and Enforcement’s (BOEMRE) facility in Leonardo, NJ in late 2011.