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Service contract for intermediate storage vessel 

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 Agency intends to establish a large intermediate storage capacity to improve the efficiency of the response operations to recover oil at sea. Therefore, EMSA would like to contract the availability of a vessel arrangement (single vessel or “pool” of vessels) habitually engaged in Ship to Ship (STS) transfer operations. During a (major) incident, a request for assistance would activate the vessel arrangement at short notice to support the recovery operations by providing intermediate storage service.

The relevant Contract Notice for this procedure (reference 2023/S 007-015533) as published in the Official Journal of the European Union and more information including details on how to participate and relevant tender documents can be found in the following link: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=13023