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X150 Skimmer Launching System

The Elastec X150 Skimmer Launching System is a revolutionary turnkey operation for deploying and retrieving the X150 Skimmer in offshore, nearshore and open water situations. The system is wirelessly remote controlled and includes the launcher, the X150 skimmer, boom and reel, BoomVane™, power unit and integrated hydraulics with internal umbilical. The complete system fits into a 20ft High Cube container for rapid global shipment.

Turnkey Operation: The X Skimmer Launching System is easily operated by three people. The launcher does all the heavy lifting by hydraulically telescoping the X150 Oil Skimmer from the stern of the vessel and lowering it into the water.

Attached to the X150 is a rugged, air-inflatable boom to sweep and guide the oil into the mouth of the skimmer. To hold the sweep configuration open, one leg of the boom is attached to the vessel, and the other leg is attached to an Elastec BoomVane™. The BoomVane takes the place of a second vessel to hold the oil boom open.

Employing only one vessel saves time and money – and eliminates ship-to-ship communication issues. The turnkey Elastec X150 Skimmer Launching System is an environmentally intelligent system, truly a game-changer in oil spill response technology.

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