Arctia and Lamor present the results of the IMOR oil recovery project
Arctia says it arranged an oil recovery seminar in collaboration with Lamor Corporation Ab on 7 and 8 March in Porvoo, Finland. At this seminar, among other issues, the results of the IMOR project (Ice Management & Oil Recovery) were presented. This project seeks to enhance oil recovery in ice conditions.
Tero Vauraste, Arctia CEO, and Fred Larsen, Lamor CEO, opened the seminar. In his speech, Vauraste stated that oil recovery is a key part of Arctia’s range of services. Arctia will continue its collaboration with authorities and other partners at regional, national and international level, regarding the development of oil recovery and other preparedness measures related to maritime safety. Vauraste reminded the audience that the Finnish chairmanships in the Arctic Council, the Arctic Economic Council and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum, scheduled to begin in May, will provide opportunities for exactly this kind of development and for the forging of increasingly close collaboration between states and service providers.
Around 30 people participated in the seminar. Participants included official invitees from Canada, Russia and France. In the image, Hanna Suutarla, Arctia’s Development Manager, presents the results of the IMOR Project.
The trials performed for the project visualised the flow of ice and water by means of measurements and marker substances. Based on an understanding of flow dynamics, the machinery and propellers of an oil-recovery vessel can be operated in a manner that enables the more effective redirection of oil towards oil recovery equipment. In 2016, Arctia and Lamor conducted such trials with the aid of the harbour icebreaker Ahto, both when the vessel was moving and while it was at a standstill in the middle of an ice field. The trials were conducted in the Bay of Bothnia in February 2016.