On February 17, 2011, MWCC announced the availability of its interim containment system (ICS). The ICS subsea capping stack is about 30 feet tall including the necessary lifting gear, 14 feet wide and weighs 100 tons.
The capping stack – the centerpiece of the interim containment system – can operate in water depths up to 10,000 feet.
The MWCC interim containment system includes a subsea capping stack with the ability to shut in oil flow or flow the oil to surface vessels. The system provides containment capabilities in the event of a well control incident in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.