Video: The Ocean Cleanup Tests New North Sea Prototype


Dutch foundation The Ocean Cleanup installed the first test segment of the new North Sea prototype, dubbed Boomy McBoomface, on August 29, ahead of the planned deployment of the cleanup system in mid-2018.

The new test is being undertaken in the North Sea to verify The Ocean Cleanup’s new and updated design, which changed after the previous North Sea prototype. Namely, the changes included switching the system from being moored to the seabed to being free floating, requiring more stiffness.

The new prototype consists of a HDPE solid pipe with a screen connected to it, preventing the plastic from going underneath the floater. The new North Sea tests are aimed at assessing two variations of floater-screen connections as well as the application of antifouling on the screen.

The Ocean Cleanup added that the second test will follow soon.

“We are committed to getting the Pacific system out as soon as we can, every day that we are there later the problem keeps growing. We want to work at a really high pace, doing a lot of tests and a lot of analyses really quickly and then go out with the system into the Pacific,” Arjen Tjallema, Technology Manager, said.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

TRANSTEC 2018

TRANSTEC 2018 welcomes participants to explore Russian Ports and Shipping development opportunities…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

The 27th World Gas Conference

The 27th World Gas Conference is the leading global industry event and is the definitive gathering of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts from around the world.

You will hear critical business insights and lively debates on the most topical issues facing the global gas industry today and in the future.

From 25-29 June 2018, Washington DC is expected to host 12,000 attendees, 500 speakers and 350 exhibitors representing, more than 600 companies from 100 countries.

Presented by the IGU, this is the largest and most high-profile gas event that is conducted by the industry for the industry.

Read More

read more >

SMM 2018

This is a must-attend event – a unique opportunity to meet key players, display business strengths, establish new contacts and exchange…

read more >