Antonov Airlines is continuing to provide air support to Oil Spill Response after it ordered a second transport skid for its oil capping stack in Singapore.
The transport skid will be available to Subsea Well Intervention Services subscribers in the fourth quarter, and will supplement the existing skid located in Stavanger, Norway.
The first stack was introduced in August 2018 where a demonstration flight was performed as part of a large-scale exercise from Stavanger.
The combined capping stack and airfreight skid design was verified for air transport by Antonov Airlines’ technical department for the AN-124-100 and AN-124-100M-150, and the AN-225.
Martin Griffiths, commercial manager of Antonov Airlines says: “We were very happy with the demonstration flight that was performed last year on one of our AN-124-100s in Stavanger. It was the first time anyone has transported a fully assembled capping stack on an aircraft, and in the event of any future oil spill emergencies, we will now be able to provide a rapid response anywhere in the world.”
Andy Myers, OSRL SWIS director says: “Introducing the additional air freight capability for our Singapore capping stack adds to mobilisation options for our subscribers not just in APAC but enhances our global response coverage bench strength.”