added on June 8, 2012 @ 12:03am by wade

Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking Expressions of Interest for a design competition for an evacuation system for use in cold regions. Called “Next Generation Evacuation Craft for Cold Regions and Ice Covered Water – Phase 2” the EOI closes June 29, 2012, 3:00PM, NL Standard Time.


Successful organizations will be provided with a Statement of Work, a Statement of Requirements and an invitation to develop a conceptual design to be reviewed by Petroleum Research with the intention that one of the concept designs will be further developed into a working prototype.

Successful organizations who conduct this work from within Newfoundland and Labrador may have access to a $50,000 CAD subsidy. To qualify prospective organizations must be able to demonstrate their ability to undertake this effort. The EOI may propose one of two options:

  1. An existing evacuation system design and a description of modifications required to satisfy the following:                                                                                            --to be stowed onboard and launched from an offshore installation from a freeboard of not less than 40m
    --transit through or over pack ice of concentrations between 1/10th and 10/10ths
    --transit through large waves
    --has the potential to be recovered to a standby vessel OR
  2. A team with appropriate knowledge and experience to develop a new concept design. The team must be able to demonstrate experience in:

--Design of craft for operation in or on ice
--Knowledge of current evacuation systems and the lifesaving regulatory environment
--Knowledge of the Escape, Evacuation and Rescue process and associated hazards


Prospective organizations are welcome to submit an EOI in each format.

Contact: Susan Hunt tele. (709) 738 7904 or email; OR
Robert Trask tele. (709) 738-7974 or email