Statoil awards new foam contract to Solberg

Published:  02 April, 2014

The Solberg Company will supply foam concentrate to onshore and offshore installations under a new multi-year frame agreement.

In a prior contract, Statoil selected Solberg as their partner in the Statoil LOOP Portfolio Program to develop environment-friendly 1% firefighting foam using no fluorinated compounds or other organohalogens.

In the case of the Solberg/Statoil partnership, the project developed an environmently-friendly 1% high-performance firefighting foam without fluorinated compounds or other organohalogens. The result is Solberg’s Re-Healing RF1, 1% foam concentrate suitable for use on all Statoil offshore and onshore installations. ‘Statoil places a very high priority on environmental stewardship, and Solberg’s new fluorine-free firefighting foam comlies with Statoil’s environmental policies,’ said Fredric Pettersson, Sales Director – EMEA Region for Solberg.

Re-Healing Foam concentrates from Solberg are an innovative environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels with no environmental concerns for bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. Re-Healing Foam concentrates can be used in fresh, sea or brackish water and possess excellent fire extinguishment and burn back resistance due to its flow and rapid sealing characteristics. The product takes its name from the foams physical ‘resealing’ characteristics.

‘This new frame agreement allows Solberg to continue development of its unique advanced high-performance environmentally sustainable firefighting foam technology for use not only in the petroleum, oil and gas industry but other industrial high-hazard high-risk industries globally,’ explained Solberg EMEA Region General Manager Thomas Svanevik. ‘We are excited to supply firefighting foam concentrates to Statoil that achieve superior fire protection, while also achieving outstanding environmental compliance.’

The first platform selected for retrofit with Re-Healing RF1 foam concentrate was Kvitebjørn. The Kvitebjørn gas and condensate producing installation lies in block 34/11, east of Gullfaks in the North Sea in the North East Atlantic. It has been developed with a fully-integrated fixed steel platform with drilling and processes facilities and living quarters. The second platform selected Njord A located further north in the Norwegian Sea. On the new oil platform ‘Gudrun’, Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) was never an option and Re-Healing RF1 has been used from day one. 

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