Project Description

To custom design an ocean boom that would withstand an ocean environment in the Gulf of Mexico. BP requested a 26″, 38″ and 42″ prototype to test and commission for use in these rugged conditions.

Project Overview

Date: June, 2010
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Features Summary

Materials used:
  • 900gsm heavy duty PVC
  • 280mm diameter closed cell foam
  • Load strat as tensioning member
  • Heavy Duty ASTM connectors
Design:
Large ocean boom designed to tolerate and protect against ocean conditions with high freeboard balanced by deep skirt and ballast.
Production:
Provided the lengths required, the boom was commissioned for work in Assise Chinese factory for transport by air.

Project Summary

  • Custom designed to meet BP exacting requirements
  • Product capacity and project management / logistics instrumental in meeting BP’s demand for boom at unprecendented levels.
  • Only Australian manufacturer taken to final stages of production selection

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