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    Lamor and Swire create new concept in oil spill response

    News // March 18, 2008

    Lamor Group Ltd and Swire Pacific Offshore Limited (SPO) have established a 50:50 joint venture to provide emergency oil spill response solutions for the oil and gas sector.

    The joint venture, Lamor Swire Environmental Solutions (Pte) Limited (LSES) will allow Lamor, a leader in oil spill response equipment, and SPO, a dedicated leader in the offshore supply vessel market, the opportunity to unite their core expertise, experience and skill sets, and provide cost effective solutions to oil spill preparedness and response.

    Operationally, the joint venture is establishing strategically located cross-globe emergency response depots capable of offering guaranteed, safe, rapid and overlapping access to Tier II and Tier III oil spill protection and combat resources.

    The service will offer clients a one-stop shop for training, exercises, equipment, and tiered response supported by dedicated logistics and personnel deployed and trained to combat spills of national and international significance.

    The joint venture will also have access to the Swire Marine Training Centre which will become a centre of excellence for comprehensive pollution management training as part of the overall service offering.

    Commenting on the new Joint Venture, SPO Managing Director J B Rae-Smith said" "With the increasing focus on the environment and the problems being caused by pollution, we have seen increasing requests from our customers for a more effective and comprehensive response to pollution related issues."

    "LSES has been set up to cater to this demand and will enable SPO and Lamor to add considerable value to the services we currently provide by providing locally available oil spill equipment and staff trained in pollution control and clean up", he said.

    "The JV is unique in the sense that our vessels will be equipped to handle the additional oil spill equipment and our officers and crews will be specifically trained in pollution response," Mr Rae-Smith continued.

    The key to the service offering is to combine Lamor's experience in handling pollution response with SPO's global network of vessels and people to provide an immediate offshore response capability.

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