Innovation to face the environmental crisis OS 35, naval company ocean cleaner technologyfrom the city of Cadiz port of santa mariaParticipates in equipment from Sunday Raise Of inserted Of the stranded bulk carrier on the east side of Gibraltar.
Rock’s government has contracted them to mobilize a catamaran Eleven meters long, made in aluminum Own development and patentFull of technical solutions capable of recovering a variety of marine debrisfrom them hydrocarbons You oils dropped by the cargo.
“We joined the works on Sunday and the result has been great satisfying, It was a challenge for us and because of the size of the technology we were facing, we developed it.” Santiago MirandaDirector of Sustainable Development and Sales Sector of the company.
Dedicated from Ocean Cleaner Technology commercialization of the three models multipurpose boats Anti-pollution built in K’s shipyard Tincasur (port Royal). Although the firm has one in its fleet, OC-Tech Horizonwith which they do it marine debris collection For the Bay of Cadiz Port Authority (APBC) as service concessionaires.
to take it to the waters around Gibraltar and join the operation that works around OS 35 grant has become necessary dismissal by APBC.
In short, the ship acts as a great marine vacuum cleaner Capable of receiving both solid and liquid residues from the ocean. “It doesn’t use chemical products and is designed to collect spills hydrocarbons, microalgae hey microplasticstake back Garbage To separate and continuously store floating marine products such as containers and plastics, as well as discharges and solids collected from the ocean”, emphasizes Miranda.
catamaran is differentiated systems For Solid You Liquid substance, is first found in bow headWhereas at the stern a . Is skimmer to which they arrive floating liquid debris After passing through a tunnel that leads them to the sucker (as is the case). In the case of liquids, the system removes them through a process (also patented) and is able to return the remaining water to the ocean.
“Last Sunday we worked with a mixture of 70,000 liters of water and discharge and recovered 3,000 liters discharge, The rest was sea water. Our system is capable of holding the minimum required amount of water. Everything else was worthless”, details the company manager, who insists that OC-Tech Horizon a. considered as ship for emergencyso that it can be incorporated almost immediately into tasks such as those assigned to it by Rock’s executive.
The development of this technology has been financed twice from Europe, which is called the best European funding line for R&D research and development projects. Horizonte H-2020; So . Name of horizon,
Similar to two other ocean cleaner technology ships OC-Tech Horizon They are part of the Canary Islands government fleet providing service around the islands of Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In addition to this model, the company has another that is 8 meters long and has a draft of only 0.60 meters, capable of operating in lagoons and inland waters.
Ocean Cleaner Technology’s Vessels Stand Out, Emphasizes Miranda, For Her multipurpose As they may participate in boom deployment tasks, diving work, bathing, ship provision, buoys, dock cleaning, loading and storage or transportation in addition to cleaning tasks.
“There is a lot of work being done in Gibraltar to deal with the spill. Apart from us, there are divers, other ships and a comprehensive environmental tool to minimize pollution. This is our goal and shared by all.” Miranda concluded.