ALBANISA Oil Spill Equipment Setup
As a part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (acronym in Spanish: ALBA), Nicaragua has received funds to build a new oil hub in the Caribbean. The hub will be available for oil companies in order to store their products before reaching its final destination. By doing that the profit will be increased as the costs for transportion is reduced.
The updated environmental regulations and the plan to have industrial complexes forces many oil spill combating companies to have an oil spill contingency plan. Recently, DESMI sold four systems of booms:
- 1200m of RO-BOOM 1300
- Power packs
- Towing sets
Day two focused on the drill in relation to the training made on day one.
DESMI Field engineers Alejandro Roldán and Guillermo Chávez from the office in Latin America performed the demonstration including the following:
- Oil Spill Training, tactics and configurations
- Run through of each piece of equipment
- Deploying and Recovering the RO-BOOM 1300
- Shutdown procedures and after operation care including preventive maintenance
ALBANISA gained expertise and knowledge about how to use the oil spill response equipment in case of oil spillage and while doing the commissioning and training DESMI also made an inspection both inside the complex and outside in order ro search for “break points” when selection equipment in the future.
After the training and commissioning ALBANISA and the Industrial Complex states “The DESMI advices and the performance of the equipment was very useful and huge knowledge has been gained. We are happy and confident that we are well prepared if oil spill should happen”.