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Service contracts for standby oil spill recovery vessel(s)

The Agency provides additional response capacity to that of the pollution response mechanisms of EU Member States through contractual arrangements with private or public companies/consortia. Such companies/consortia can be drawn from any relevant industry including shipowners/operators and the spill response service providers.

The contracted vessels would undertake normal commercial activities and, at request, be transformed and mobilised at short notice for at-sea oil recovery services during a (major) oil spill.

This procurement procedure for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels will cover the following geographical areas:

  • Atlantic Coast
  • Northern Black Sea
  • Channel and Southern North Sea
  • Northern North Sea and Norwegian Sea

More details about this procurement procedure can be found in the Invitation to Apply and associated Enclosures that can be downloaded in the zip file below.

Two Information Meetings open to any interested party, will be organised in January (see the details in the table below). Prior registration is not needed. Although it would be appreciated for logistic purposes to receive an e-mail (NEG12014@emsa.europa.eu) indicating the participation in the meeting.


Country  City Date  Location Agenda  Presentations
The Netherlands Delft 22/01/2014

Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment
Rijkswaterstaat Delft
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628VK Delft
Room RWS021
event name ''EMSA Meeting''


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Norway Stavanger
Norwegian Clean Seas Association
for Operating Companies (NOFO)
Vassbotnen 1
4313 Sandnes

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The relevant Contract Notice for this procedure (reference 2014/S 001-000004) as published in the Official Journal of the European Union can be found in the following link.

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