In late 2011, Lamor delivered to Gazprom Neft Shelf a 19m multipurpose vessel that will ultimately be used for the company’s oil spill response operations in the Barents Sea. The new vessel has been christened ‘Krab’ (Russian for crab).
The oil recovery vessel with the built-in oil recovery system LORS on both sides was designed and custom built specifically for Gazprom Neft Shelf, a full owned member company of Russian giant Gazprom. The multi-purpose vessel Krab will stay over winter in the docks in St.Petersburg and in the spring 2012 venture to its final destination, the Prirazlomnoye offshore oil field in the Barents Sea.
“In addition to oil recovery, our vessel can also be used as a multi-purpose vessel for boom deployment, dispersant spraying, service tasks and as a safety patrol boat,” explains Lamor’s Nikolai Kildishov, VP Russia & CIS.
Kildishov highlights some of the vessel’s benefits: “The vessel has hull mounted brush packs, which enables recovered oil to be delivered directly to the recovered oil storage tanks in the mid-ship without the need of using oil transfer pumps,” he says.
“Another great advantage is that the brush conveyors are in direct connection with the oil on the water surface which notably improves the high viscous oil and debris collection capabilities, but also collecting of light oils in Arctic conditions. Moreover, the vessel is built according to ice class Ice 2 and certified by the Russian Maritime Register of Sippng (RMRS),” Kildishov highlights enthusiastically.
In addition to the oil recovery vessel, Lamor also delivered earlier to Gazprom Neft Shelf two Landing Crafts LC9000 with cabins and a rubber inflatable boat as well as Bow Collectors to be fitted on already existing workboats. “We also provided four kms of oil containment booms and a boom washing machine,” explains Kildishov.