$1.3 Million Order for Rutter Inc.'s OIl Spill Detection and Management System
Rutter Technologies, a division of Rutter, Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada has secured a $1.3 million (US) order to provide its Oil Spill Detection and Management Systems to Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC). Delivery will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in April 2011.
“This purchase by Marine Spill Response Corporation is intended to enhance offshore skimming capabilities during night-time operations as well as during times of decreased visibility,” said Rutter President and CEO Fraser Edison. “The majority of the units will be deployed on boats and barges operating in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Based in Herndon, Virginia, Marine Spill Response Corporation is an oil-spill response organization that owns and operates a fleet of dedicated oil spill response vessels, self-propelled skimming vessels, boom, and skimming systems in the continental US, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
In June 2010 Rutter Inc. and Aptomar AS of Trondheim, Norway launched the Integrated Oil Spill Response and Management System which integrates Rutter’s Sigma S6 radar processor and display with Aptomar’s infrared camera, real-time video, searchlight capabilities, and chart-based display. The integrated system provides automatic oil spill detection and tracking, area, thickness and volume estimations as well as oil spill drift prediction, detection of boom leakage and disposition of the oil spill skimmer.
Rutter’s Sigma S6 radar processor will enhance oil spill response vessels’ capability to operate around the clock independent of visibility, which was an issue during the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, said Byron Dawe, President, Rutter Technologies Products Group.
For further coverage of Rutter’s Sigma S6 radar system and Oil Spill Response and Management System, see “Specialized Radar for Ice and Oil Spill Detection”, pages 14-17 in the January/February issue of Marine Technology Reporter.