SRGH to showcase oil spill recovery capabilities at Interspill 2015

28 Feb 2015

Dutch association group hosting pavilion

A number of Spill Response Group Holland (SRGH) members will be showcasing their oil spill recovery capabilities at the Interspill 2015 conference and exhibition which runs from March 24 to 26.

The SRGH association represents 20 Dutch companies in supplying equipment, services and knowledge for all aspects of marine, inland waters and coastal pollution control worldwide. Fourteen SRGH members will be exhibiting on stand A40 at the event.

Interspill 2015 brings together industry, academia and government to hear about the latest developments in spill prevention and response and will showcase the most ground-breaking technologies helping to speed up response times and protect the environment. In the biggest exhibition to date, more than 100 exhibitors will demonstrate latest innovations.

Wierd Koops, chairman of SRGH and a professor at the NHL University of Applied Sciences, is hopeful of attracting a number of new industry players to the pavilion.

“We have exhibitors from a variety of areas, including service companies, oil spill response producers and academic institutions,” he said. “As a country, we are known for developing new systems. The government created the ‘sweeping arm system’ more than 40 years ago to remove oil from the water surface and, now in cooperation with Koseq, this system is deemed to be the most effective oil recovery equipment by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

“Although we are a small country, I view the Netherlands as one of the leading countries in the field, especially in the chemical spillages and high recovery capacity of oil.”

Under the theme of ‘working together’ Interspill 2015 aims to not only reflect on past events, but consider the likely future issues for oil and chemical spill prevention, response and restoration.

In addition to the conference programme, spill industry seminars and scientific workshops are being held on the exhibition floor and are free to attend.

The spill industry seminars feature presentations from a wide range of well-known spill industry players, both manufacturing and service companies, highlighting their latest developments.

The scientific workshops, led by Cedre will include sessions on dispersant breakthroughs, bioremediation, HNS pollution and spill impact assessment.

The well-established programme of educational short courses on a variety of spill related topics will run at the venue on Monday 23 March, the day before the conference opening.

Interspill 2015 takes place at Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre. The last event in 2012 attracted over 1,300 delegates, visitors and exhibitors from over 70 countries. To find out more visit

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SRGH is hosting its own on-water demonstration in Amsterdam on March 23 prior to Interspill opening. The event, which will run from 14:00 to 17:30, is offered free of charge by SRGH. There are a limited number of places available to attend and places are on a first come, first served basis. Closing date for applications is March 10.

The on-water demonstration of oil spill recovery equipment will take place north of Java Island in the Port of Amsterdam and it will be hosted by Mr Koops and Dertje Meijer, CEO of Port of Amsterdam.

Mr Koops said: “This is an excellent opportunity to see innovative oil spill recovery equipment in use for the first time which has been developed by some of the leading Dutch companies in the industry.”

The On Water Demonstration event is organised by SRGH, and is an independent event from Interspill 2015. To book a place or for more information, please visit:  

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