Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), a global oil spill response cooperative funded by more than 160 environmentally responsible oil and energy companies, announced the opening of a new base with enhanced response capabilities at Loyang in Singapore.
The opening of the base is a milestone event for the maritime and oil and gas industries in the Asia Pacific region, bringing together expert personnel and equipment resources in a single place so as to deliver an integrated, swift and effective response to an emergency oil spill incident.
In addition, regional response capability sited at the base has been boosted by the recent arrival of advanced subsea well capping equipment known as a "capping stack" which can be mobilized throughout the Asia Pacific region in the event of a subsea well control incident.
Investing in the base and resources sited at Loyang reflects OSRL’s commitment to improving its response capability and expertise so as to deliver an industry-leading service to its members, customers and stakeholders.
OSRL Chief Executive Robert Limb said: “Staying true to our mission to respond to oil spills effectively and efficiently anywhere in the world, the Loyang base forms an important link in our global network of response bases and is a strategic launch pad from which to deliver our response, preparedness and subsea well intervention services to our members and stakeholders in the region. I believe our move to Loyang marks a significant upgrade of our services to the maritime and upstream oil and gas industries in Singapore, the Asia Pacific region and beyond.”
Located within a dedicated oil and gas supply facility with wharf access and in proximity to key airports, the new base is strategically placed for OSRL to mount an emergency response either by air or sea: thereby offering a range of viable response delivery options during an emergency spill incident.
Lam Yi Young, chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, who was guest of honour at the official opening, said: “We are very glad to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with OSRL over the years and to have witnessed its growth in Singapore. We congratulate OSRL for expanding and upgrading its facilities here in Singapore, which will boost OSRL’s response efficiencies and capabilities in Singapore and the region.”
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