Kvichak Constructs Skimmers for Gulf Spill

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Photo courtesy Kvichak Marine

Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing a run of approximately 30 rapid response oil skimmers fitted with Marco Pollution Control CL-1 Filterbelt oil recovery modules for customers responding to the Gulf oil spill. The Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt is suited for high volume recovery of the oil types encountered in this spill. Kvichak is expecting over 100 skimming vessels utilizing the Filterbelt to be in operation on this spill in the coming weeks. This specialized system is adaptable to a variety of marine spill scenarios and is able to recover a very wide range of spills, from light sheens to thick weathered oils contaminated with debris. The all-aluminum skimmer is easily trailerable, powered by twin 60-70hp outboards and capable of a response speed of over 17 knots.

Specifications:
Length    30.3 ft
Beam, o.a.    8 ft
Freeboard    2.5 ft
Displacement    7,000 lbs
Outboard engines    2x 60hp, 4-stroke
Fuel capacity    35 gal
Recovered oil capacity    1,000 gal
Bottom plate    3/16 inch
Side plate    3/16 inch
Deck plate    3/16 inch
Speed (approx.)    17 knots
 

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