Koseq

Competition Results: 
Combined MEAN ORR Combined MEAN ORE CALM MEAN ORR CALM MEAN ORE WAVE MEAN ORR WAVE MEAN ORE
2065 87.9% 2311 98.2% 1818 77.6%

ORR = Oil recovery rate in gallons per minute
ORE = Oil recover efficiency in percentage of oil to water collected
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Team Leader Bio: 
Tom Achterberg is a 45 year old Mechanical Engineer, working for the Kampers Group (of which Koseq is a daughter company) for the past 12 twelve years.
Team Story: 

Koseq has designed and produced oil recovery equipment for over 30 years. The rigid sweeping arm concept has proven to be very successful in recovering oil from the sea surface at large oil spills, much like the Prestige disaster near Spain in 2002.

The newly developed Victory Oil Sweeper is the next generation of rigid sweeping arms. We are convinced this Victory Oil Sweeper is capable of achieving the goals set by the X PRIZE organization.

Technology: 
Koseq invented the rigid sweeping arm more than 30 years ago, in cooperation with the Dutch Coast Guard. The goal was the make a mechanical oil recovery device for being able to remove large quantities of oil from the North Sea in case an oil tanker would get in trouble. This device is a floating steel construction, to be towed through the water at a certain angle. The arm we are going to use for the X CHALLENGE is based on this concept. This special arm is V-shaped. When towed through the water, the oil is concentrated in the bottom of its V, from where the oil is pumped to the storage.
Team Quote: 
"In several large oil spills our technology has proven to be the most effective equipment for the offshore recovery of oil."
Team Leader: 
Tom Achterberg
Team Location: 
Netherlands
Team Members: 
Gert Kampers - Technical adviser (Managing Director)
Tom Achterberg – Team Leader
Ary van den Adel - Logistics
Frank Hoos – Technical Advisor
Wierd Koops – Technical Advisor
Yvonne van Heijningen-Bank – Administration and Finance
Erik van Nieuwenhuyze – Hydraulics and Mechanics
Edwin Reppel – Hydraulics and Mechanics
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