The Norwegian Coastal Administration offers realistic testing conditions in a basin, with modern facilities all under the same roof.
Testing new types of oil spill response equipment is an important part of the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s work to further develop technology and equipment to combat acute pollution.
The National Centre for Testing of oil spill response equipment offers Norwegian and foreign equipment suppliers, research institutions and other parties involved in preparedness against acute pollution the opportunity to test equipment or train their operators.
Private or public sector buyers may also use the centre to evaluate materials prior to procurement.
Read more about technical data and different kind of test here.
This is what we offer:
• Indoor salt-water basin where equipment can be tested in realistic conditions, as waves and current can be applied to the basin.
• The basin allows the full-scale testing of the capacity and stability of skimmers.
• Possibilities for testing oil booms with respect to flexibility, stability and ability to retain oil in varying sea conditions and current speeds.
• Laboratory for measuring water content, viscosity and density of oil.
• Central location in Horten in Vestfold, around 100 km south of Oslo.
• The centre is also in the immediate vicinity of the Oslofjord.
Contact us for more information via the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s website firstname.lastname@example.org.
Length: 30 m
Width: 7 m
Depth (total): 4.4 m*
Depth above double bottom (max): 2.4 m
Practical depth above double bottom: approx. 1.7 m
Water volume: approx. 800 m³
Water current speed (max): approx. 3- 4 knots
Wave height (max): approx. 0.6 m
* The elements of the double bottom can be removed to create an opening of 4x7 metres so that the total depth of the basin can be made available.
A New Proposal for Revised Maritime Traffic Regulations
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) have prepared a proposal for revised Maritime Traffic Regulations.
Eemslift Hendrika is secured – wil be towed to safe harbour
A lot happened during some hectic hours last night, Wednesday 7th of April. First, the Norwegian Coastal Administration mobilized according to their contingency plan against acute pollution, salvage crews managed to get on board the drifting vessel Eemslift Hendrika and managed to connect it to the two tugboats, and the vessel is now being towed to harbour in Ålesund.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is working on salvaging Eemslift Hendrika
There is still a risk that the ship may capsize and pose an environmental hazard.
New regulation on Svalbard
On 12 March 2021, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications laid down a new regulation on ports and fairways on Svalbard. From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
New maritime traffic regulations from April 1st.
The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has laid down a new maritime traffic regulation. This will enter into force on 1 of April and will replace the current regulations. The new maritime traffic regulations are largely a continuation of existing regulations, but with some important changes.
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