Maersk increasing pollution of the North Sea


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Tuesday, 19 July 2011
AP Moller-Maersk Group last year had major problems complying with the law of oil spill at the company's platform in the Tyra East field.
Danish engineering news network, Ingeni� reports that after looking closely at a new report from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency on environmental conditions in the Danish North Sea, it concludes that the company is a great polluter especially in the areas of oil spill.


In eight months out of 12, there is persistent possible emission from the Maersk rig, described as “too much oil in to the sea”. It stood thus for over half of the ‘14 exceedences,’ as the Board registered.

It is not the first time that Maersk has problems keeping the oil at that platform. Since 2006 there have been 18 exceedences recorded on the Tyra East field, making the platform one of the main culprits behind the release of too much oil in the Danish part of the North Sea Danish.
The limit for oil spills is an averaged monthly 30 micrograms per litter of oil, but the Danish EPA report does not show how much values have been violated.

Mark Wallace, director of the Danish fields of Maersk Oil and Gas, told Ingeni� that there have been no exceedances on the Tyra East platform since September 2010.
He expresses with dissatisfaction that the platforms can not be kept within limits, but emphasizes that the total volume of oil spills in the ocean last year fell sharply.

“We are always trying hard to avoid spilling”, he said.
Another five of last year's violations occurred at Maersk platforms, while one took place on the Dong-Siri platform, according to reports.
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