New Oil Spill Technology for the Ocean

EST 70m Polar Ice-class 5 Ocean Oil Skimmer Ship
Preventing catastrophic damage
 The key to preventing catastrophic damage and
liability in a marine environment is a very fast and
effective cleanup response in rough seas and dynamic
 Extreme Spill Technology (EST), a Canadian company,
has developed this ability and now manufactures a line
of ocean-going skimmer vessels. Our 12m coastal
skimmer is currently under construction for the
Canadian Coast Guard.
A word about EST
 In 2011 EST won the Ocean Environmental Protection
Award presented in London at the Sustainable
Shipping Awards ceremony.
 EST was chosen in the first round under the Canadian
Innovation Commercialization Program.
 EST is a shareholder in a Canadian-run, HK
boatbuilding company that manufactures vessels to
ABS standards. These vessels contain the EST system.
 The EST technology is manufactured 100% in Canada.
The ocean-going FAST 25.0m
Details on the FAST 25.0m
 This high-speed (30+ kts), Canadian design can
recover oil in very high seas. It incorporates the
proprietary EST oil recovery system.
 The FAST 25.0m is an excellent patrol , standby,
rescue, firefighting and oil spill vessel. The 15,000 litres
per minute oil transfer pumping system can also pump
water with no conversion needed (firefighting)
 Capable of crossing any ocean in any season it only
needs 1.5 m of water, which allows use in deltas etc.
The oil rig supply vessel or escort
tug with EST oil recovery barges
The EST oil spill system
How it works
 A vacuum pump on top fills the sealed, oil-trapping
tower with water, like a straw sucking up a drink.
 The vessel then drives over the oil slick and the
floating oil slides under the vessel’s flat bottom .
 When the submerged oil reaches the underwater
opening of the oil tower it floats upwardly to the top of
the tower.
 When enough oil accumulates in the upper region of
the sealed tower, sensors activate an oil transfer pump.
No moving parts, no close
tolerances and built like a tank
Similar to the Lamor JBF-DIP
But much improved……………..
 The JBF needs a conveyor belt and bow V-sweeps.
 These devices limit the working speed and are easily
disrupted by wave impact, ice and oil entrainment.
 With close tolerances and delicate features, they are
prone to breakdown. Maintenance is high.
 EST has no need of conveyor belts, bow V-sweeps,
rotating brushes, discs and drums etc. EST’s system is
rugged and simple!
Tank-testing EST’s prototype HITT
skimmer for BP in Alabama in 2010
Tank-testing an EST model with
bunker C for Altinex ASA in 2006
And for the Arctic…………………….
You need EST’s Polar Ice-class 5 oil
skimmer ship, not light equipment
The EST Arctic oil skimmer ship
 70m x 23m with a 5m draft
 This vessel can skim for oil at 4 kts
 It stores 2900 cubic metres of recovered oil
 It’s a multifunctional ship
 It can steam at 2 kts in level, first-year ice
 It can stay on-station cleaning oil for 30 days
 It has accommodations for 12 extra persons
Success requires new thinking
EST _ built for Canadian seas

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