Award $860,000 Contract To Seaward Int'l For Saudi Harbor Protection

Seaward International, Inc., Falls Church, Va., has been awarded an $860,000 contract for the installation, supervision, and training of an oil-spill protection program for the Jeddah Oil Refinery harbor area in Saudi Arabia. The refinery is operated by Petromin, an agency of the Saudi Arabian Government, which is responsible for the development of oil, gas, and mineral resources.

The systems will handle a wide range of spill types, from small leaks that collect in pockets along the shore, to larger spills from ruptured transfer hoses in the berthing areas. These systems include: permanent oil boom and skimmer systems installed downwind of the tanker berthing areas to capture large spills; fast deployment harbor boom for additional containment of large spills; a small portable skimmer, to be used with a vacuum truck; and sorbent pads for cleaning up small spills along the shore.

Each system will be designed and procured by Seaward International and installed under Seaward supervision. Seaward also will train key refinery personnel in the use of the equipment. This program will be completed early in 1982.

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