Media release: BIS Salamis and Merpro Ltd officially launch innovative sand handling system

LEADING industrial services provider, BIS Salamis, has partnered with topsides process technology company, Merpro Ltd, to launch RESTORE today (Wednesday 27th October 2010), an all-encompassing sand removal system for the offshore industry.

The new system will be unveiled at Merpro Ltd’s headquarters in Montrose.

Says a spokesperson: “The innovative mobile system, which has a substantially smaller footprint than other products available on the market, allows for online solids removal at operating pressure, eliminating the requirement for production shut down.”

Jack Davidson, environmental business manager for BIS Salamis, comments: “We identified synergies between ourselves and Merpro two years ago.

“We saw an opportunity to develop a system which could potentially reduce operating costs incurred due to production shutdown during solids removal.

“By taking our well established service experience and combining it with Merpro’s sand handling technology expertise, we came up with a practical solution which could combine the usual separate stages of sand washing, solids removal storage and disposal.

“Effectively, RESTORE becomes an integral part of the production system.”

Corin Main, managing director of Merpro Ltd, continues: “We are delighted to have partnered with BIS Salamis for this innovation.

“By coupling technologies with integrated teams of experienced offshore engineers and offshore classified environmental personnel, we can supply a full-service package to our clients, including manning throughout workscopes.”

Continues Jack: “The potential gains from RESTORE are huge.

“We are looking to roll the system out across numerous geographies, beginning with our established networks and current clients.”

For more information on RESTORE contact Jack Davidson at BIS Salamis on +44 (0) 1224 246 417 or, or visit


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