ACME Assists With Oil Spill Emergency Response Trailer Program For Large Oil And Gas Producer

During the second quarter of 2014, a Domestic Oil and Gas Corporation with operations in the United States and internationally approached ACME Environmental about bidding for their oil spill emergency response trailer program. The company was providing oil spill trailers to local and state communities in an effort to proactively stage oil spill equipment in an effort to mitigate the effects of a possible oil spill. These trailers were outfitted with various oil spill containment and clean up products. Some items that were to be included in the trailer were oil spill containment boom, oil only sorbents, hand tools, lights, and numerous other items that would be needed in an emergency response situation. The main emergency response item in the trailer program was oil spill containment boom and the company contacted and supplied ACME Environmental with the requirements of the RFQ. ACME has supplied oil spill containment boom to this company in the past and had a clear understating of what would be required to win the bid. After review of the requirements, ACME proposed a 12” fast water boom that best suited the end use of the oil spill containment boom. ACME has years of experience in the manufacture, deployment and use of this style of boom in fast water environments. The proposed, fast water oil spill containment boom specifications for the 12”oil spill containment boom were:

  • 6” freeboard
  • 6” draft
  • 3/8” galvanized chain ballast
  • ASTM universal slide connectors
  • 5/16” galvanized top cable in a poly sleeve
  • Hand holds on each coupler
  • 22oz. Jaton yellow PVC coated Fabric
  • 50ft. sections for ease of handling

After several weeks ACME was informed that they were the winning bidder and were selected over four other vendors. ACME provided on time delivery and completed all shipping logistics. ACME was informed that their proposal was selected because of their past performance, product capabilities, delivery commitment and competitive pricing. ACME’s efficient manufacturing processes allowed ACME to deliver the oil spill containment boom ahead of schedule thus providing their customer with superior service.