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Etteplan cooperates with Lamor in developing its next-generation oil skimmer systems

Press release – Published: 09.08.2012 7:00:00

Etteplan and Lamor Corporation will jointly develop an innovative skimmer system to be used in oil recovery operations. Lamor is a Finnish privately held company specialized in advanced oil spill response (OSR) equipment and recovery operations. Etteplan is a Finnish listed company specialized in industrial equipment engineering and technical product information.

Lamor commissioned Etteplan to design and develop in cooperation a ready-to-use oil recovery system featuring innovative mobility and functionality not previously seen in oil skimmers. The next generation oil recovery system consists of a skimmer, a skimmer lifting mechanism, attachment equipment and a boom which all fit in a mobile 20 feet container. Traditional skimmer systems are designed to be fixed on specialized vessels dedicated for oil recovery operations.

Due to its state-of-the-art functionality and mobility the next generation skimmer systems can be efficiently and effectively installed on any vessel with a flat deck. The new skimmer systems will be fully operational within 10 to 15 minutes after installation and improve significantly the preparedness to start oil recovery operations on any type of vessel with a flat deck.

“The new mobile skimmers are a great addition to Lamor’s arsenal of oil spill response equipment and will significantly improve the efficiency of OSR operations worldwide. Etteplan’s expertise and past experience in designing high-performance mechanical and hydraulic engineering solutions will give our new skimmer systems a true competitive edge, ” says Lamor’s Fred Larsen, President and CEO.

For additional information, please contact:

Outi-Maria Liedes
SVP, Communications & Operational Development
Etteplan Oyj
Tel. +358 40 756 9620

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to global industrial equipment manufacturers. Etteplan is specialized in improving the efficiency of engineering and product development processes as well as improving the competitiveness of products in all stages of the product life cycle. The results of the innovativeness and technical competence of our experts can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday equipment. 

Etteplan is one of the leading engineering companies in the Nordic countries and the biggest and oldest Nordic service provider in China. Etteplan’s engineering units in China provide cost-efficient and high-quality engineering services and technical product information solutions to local and global companies.

Etteplan is a Finnish public company employing some 1, 800 experts in Finland, Sweden, Holland and China. In 2011, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 119.4 million. Etteplan’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.