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Norwegian firm launches oil spill response system

18th September 2012

Markleen launches Unibag, a new floating storage tank designed to enhance oil spill response efficiency

Norwegian firm launches oil spill response tech
The Markleen Unibag can be deployed in under 5 minutes for the temporary storage and towing of recovered oil spills

Norwegian oil product manufacturer Markleen has launched new oil spill response equipment to enhance response time and efficiency during oil spills, it emerged on Friday.

The company will deploy Unibag, a towable, collapsible floating storage tank designed for offshore operations and which can be deployed in under five minutes for the temporary storage and towing of recovered oil spills. The container temporarily increases the storage capacity of oil spill response vessels, the firm said in a press release.

Its light and compact size renders it transportable by helicopter to the site of a spill, claimed the company. Its manoeuvrability enables it to operate in confined areas such as estuaries, rivers and salt marshes, as many oil spills create shoreline or near shore pollution.

The Markleen Unibag’s size ranges from 5t to 1,000t capacity. It can be towed alongside a ship at a maximum of five knots or streamed behind, and loaded or discharged at 10t to 400t per hour, the firm added.

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