11th July 2011, www.lankabusinessonline.com
Cairn India which is exploring for petroleum resources off Sri Lanka has called for proposals for oil spill response equipment and services as it prepares to drill its first well in August this year.
The company announcement said delivery of equipment could be either at Colombo or Chennai in south India indicating its support operation for offshore wells in the Gulf of Mannar might be based in India.
Sri Lankan companies interested in the oil industry business had been hoping to win support contracts for the exploration and subsequent production phase.
Cairn India (CIL) and its subsidiary Cairn Lanka (CLPL) are seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced offshore oil spill response equipment manufacturers and service providers to sell offshore oil spill response equipment to support exploratory offshore drilling.
"CIL and CLPL are exploring an option to buy offshore oil spill equipment which includes protective booms, containment booms, skimmers along with power packs, inflatable storage tanks and beach cleaning kits.
"CIL is looking for delivery of the equipment either at Colombo, Sri Lanka or Chennai, India and storing it in the company warehouse," the announcement said.
"However, CIL/CLPL reserves the right to decide the location of delivery."
The contractor would be required to provide support services to include maintenance and training on use of the equipment for Cairn's oil spill response crew.
Cairn is set to starting drilling three test wells off the island's north-west coast in August.
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