To present the operations starting now, the NCA and Van Oord welcomed the press on board the vessel MV "Siddis Mariner" Tuesday, 3 May.
An animation film describing how the counter fill installation will commence was presented to the media. The "Siddis Mariner" will serve as platform for environmental monitoring of the operations. The monitoring program to be implemented is one of the most comprehensive ever conducted during any underwater operation in Norway.
The Project Manager Hans Petter Mortensholm also told the attending journalists, that the aim is zero spreading of mercury contamination due to the operations.
Arriving Fedje today
"Siddis Mariner" will arrive Fedje and the position of U-864 today. The next couple of weeks all equipment to be used in the environmental monitoring program, will be deployed and tested. Towards the end of May the flexible fall pipe vessel "Stornes" will arrive Fedje and the counter fill installation will commence.
Wiew the animation describing how the counter fill will be installed: U-864_EN_lang.mp4
Historical response exercise in Skagerrak
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Largest-ever oil cleanup exercise in Svalbard
“We conclude that we reached the goals we had set for ourselves for the exercise, and now we will go through the learning points and what we should practice more.”
Aiming to fight oil spills with water
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Testing clean-up preparedness off Svalbard
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Preparing for increased shipping in the high North
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