Dockwise to assist BP in Gulf oil spill clean-upCompany News // June 18, 2010
Heavy lift specialist Dockwise has announced its commitment to assist with the oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a co-ordinated effort with T&T International Fire & Salvage and BP, Dockwise has delivered the semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel Mighty Servant 3 to the clean-up operation.
As one of the largest vessels of its type in the world, Mighty Servant 3 has been outfitted in Galveston, Texas, with an assortment of equipment focused on the collection of oil-saturated solid material and oily water.
Said the company: "With its large size (180.00m x 40.00m), and a deadweight of 27,270 tonnes, the size of the vessel means it is ideally suited to handle this type of large clean-up."
Outfitted with long-reach excavating equipment and a stern-mounted skimming system, Mighty Servant 3 will serve a two-fold purpose as part of the co-ordinated clean-up effort.
The long-reach excavators will be able to collect solid debris that is saturated with oil. This debris will be collected and stored in a large containment area on the vessel's extensive deck.
The skimming system will collect oil and then transfer it to a tank barge working alongside Mighty Servant 3.
The vessel will work in co-ordination with other smaller vessels assisting in the clean-up.