Since the early 1980s, Lamor has carried out thorough tests together with The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), a governmental authority, in the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia during harsh winter conditions in order to conduct tests to maximize efficiency, durability and dependability of Lamor’s oil recovery equipment. Hence, Lamor oil recovery equipment is developed to perform in the extremes of the Nordic winters and this has resulted in the expansion of a robust and dependable equipment portfolio.
Lamor continuously invests in R&D, and is currently developing Arctic skimmers as well as oil spill response equipment for recovery below ice together with SYKE and other Finnish governmental organizations. One remarkable example is the Lamor Oil Recovery Bucket (LRB 150- 300), which has proven its efficiency when utilized in the Gulf of Finland off the coast of Estonia in icy winter conditions in 2006. The ship Runner 4 sank spilling fuel, lubricants and heavy oil into the Gulf threatening the environment and ecosystems in both Estonia and Finland.
The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) at the Norwegian Institute of Technology test reports from Trondheim in 2007 and Svalbard in 2008 show that the Lamor Oil Recovery Bucket has excellent ice handling and no free water content in recovered oil. The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia that yearly supports the development of approx. 2000 Norwegian and overseas companies via its research and development activities.