headquartered in Carmi, Ill., announces its acquisition of the BoomVane
technology, expanding its range in the manufacture of innovative pollution
control equipment, the company says.
Developed and patented by ORC
the BoomVane is an aquatic paravane system that enables oil recovery and debris
containment booms to be towed by a single vessel, as well as to deploy booms in
rivers and tidal waters without boats or anchors.
Elastec/American Marine is the
largest manufacturer of oil spill recovery equipment in North America with
global distribution in 145 countries, the company says. During the 2010
Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, CEO Donnie Wilson managed the
controlled burning of oil for BP America with a team of employees and response
contractors. The company’s fire boom systems were responsible for containing
and disposing of more oil than any other systems during the burn operation,
Elastec/American Marine also won
the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE with its patented Grooved Disc oil
skimming technology, the company says.
Transferring manufacturing and
marketing to Elastec/American Marine, ORC will continue with the development of
new oil spill recovery techniques. The current focus is a paravane-based system
for a single vessel with wide swath dispersant application. An offshore
prototype was successfully deployed during the Oil-On-Water exercise conducted
by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operation Companies (NOFO) in
Norway in June of this year, Elastec says. NOFO is an oil spill preparedness
organization protecting the Norwegian continental shelf.
400 BoomVanes have been supplied around the world, helping responders to quickly
and efficiently contain and/or deflect oil to protect shorelines and sensitive