ST. JOHN'S, NL, June 17 /CNW/ - Newfoundland based Rutter Technologies, a division of Rutter Inc. (TSX:RUT), is the first company in North America to be recognized by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association (NOFO) for exceptional performance of its Oil Spill Response Radar.
The Sigma S6 radar technology, developed and produced in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, has proven to be very effective in detecting and tracking oil slicks off the coast of Norway during the recent NOFO trials held June 8-9, 2010. As part of the NOFO trials Rutter integrated the radar technology with an infrared camera and charting software from its Norwegian partner, Aptomar, to form an integrated Oil Spill Response and Management System. This integration allowed for operational decision making both onboard the vessels and onshore in the NOFO command centre. Aptomar CEO, Lars Solberg, says "the combined system has shown its capabilities within the areas of automatic oil spill detection, area, thickness and volume estimations.... Rutter and Aptomar will continue to integrate their systems and are ready with the first commercially available Oil Spill Response and Management System."
With the successful completion of the trial, approval is pending for the Sigma S6 Oil Spill Response Radar to be recommended as a key piece of technology on all vessels operating in the Norwegian offshore Oil and Gas Industry. Rutter President and CEO, Fraser Edison says "The Sigma S6 has been proven as the best technology to automatically detect and outline an offshore oil slick in all types of weather conditions, night or day". Edison says Rutter is also hoping to partner with the US Coast Guard towards clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, and have offered the use of the Oil Spill Response Radar to the American Government as assistance in managing the environmental impact from the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Rutter is demonstrating its Oil Spill Response Radar at Booth No. 1128 on June 16 and 17, 2010 at the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
About Rutter Technologies - A Division of Rutter Inc., Rutter Technologies is a global enterprise specializing in the provision of voyage data recorders (VDRs), advanced radar signal processing technology, interfacing solutions, digital video and audio capture technology and other 21st century technologies. Rutter has a worldwide dealer and service network. Its mission is to deliver reliable products and services that improve transportation safety, security and efficiency. For more information go to www.rutter.ca
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