Wild Well Control selects Montrose as base for its emergency oil leak control system

Wild Well Control system, Montrose harbour
Wild Well Control system, Montrose harbour

The NorSea Group has won a five-year contract with Wild Well Control for the storage of its bespoke emergency oil pipeline leak recovery system at its base in Montrose.

The group’s WellCONTAINED system of services provides contingency planning and response through to field deployment of the system capping a subsea uncontrolled well.

Mike Munro, Operations Director at NorSea Group, said: “This type of hi-tech intervention equipment is designed to minimise exposure in the event of an offshore emergency and a top priority is the ability to respond without delay.

“Our storage and supply base operations at Montrose, with direct quayside access and geographical proximity meet all the requirements for optimising response time.”

Freddy Gebhardt, President, Wild Well Control, who visited Montrose to view the facilities, said: “Having immediate access quayside in the case of mobilisation and deployment offers an all-encompassing logistics solution for our consortium members.

“Providing 24/7/365 emergency response to ensure our clients get the timely service and support they need is a pre-requisite, and the set up at South Base guarantees that requirement will be met.”

Freddy Gebhardt (left) with Mike Munro
Freddy Gebhardt (left) with Mike Munro

NorSea Group has a 15-year lease agreement with Montrose harbor board on the South Base covering warehousing and 11,000m2 of external quayside laydown. Quayside support services include stevedores, forklifts, cranes, water and fuel. It also has additional internal and external storage at the nearby Broomfield Industrial Estate.

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