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Rutter lands $US 1.3 million order for oil spill detection systems

Most systems will operate in Gulf of Mexico


February 10, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

ST. JOHN’S: Rutter Technologies will provide its oil spill detection and management systems to the US-based Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC).

This latest sale is in addition to an original system sold last November. Delivery has begun and is anticipated to wrap up in April.

“This purchase by Marine Spill Response Corporation is intended to enhance offshore skimming capabilities during nighttime operations as well as during times of decreased visibility,” said Rutter president and CEO, Fraser Edison. “The majority of these units will be deployed on boats and barges operating in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially opening new doors for Rutter’s oil spill technology to opportunities in the United States.”

Rutter’s oil spill detection and management systems are used on vessels in Brazil, Norway, Egypt and the US. The Sigma S6 radar technology provides operators with real-time information about the volume and thickest areas of an oil slick in order to maximize recovery efforts.