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INNOVATIVE VESSEL FOR CLEANING-UP ACTIVITIES IN MARINE AND FLUVIAL ENVIRONMENTS (2)

OC-TECH 2

INNOVATIVE VESSEL FOR CLEANING-UP ACTIVITIES IN MARINE AND FLUVIAL ENVIRONMENTS (2)

Call for proposal: 
H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The OC-Tech project devises an innovative catamaran-vessel able to:

  • [A] recover hydrocarbon spills,
  • [B] deal with algal blooms and jellyfish infestations;
  • [C] collect flotsam and jetsam.

The main benefits of OC-Tech are:

  • [1] Polyvalence: collecting all pollution episodes and has also a large deck for transporting personnel (12 p.) and loads (1.500kg/m2);
  • [2] Multi-Purpose (Cleaning + Working vessel). OC-Tech goes beyond its core cleaning activity (recurring only purpose at other cleaning assets) and can carry up to 12 people thus operating as a conveyor for other operations: ship chandlers; beacons, buoys, barriers carrier; off-shore assistance; Fire protection assistance, cleaning + repair of other ships; Prospecting, diving platform, works; port services and multi-site cleaning work (docks, beaches, boats, bridges). As a relevant feature within multipurpose character, it has velocity cleaning activities at 4 knots at Force 6 (Beaufort scale) at open sea, ports, inshore and rivers;
  • [3] Manoeuvrability: four propulsion units. 2 main propulsion units at the rear of each hull and auxiliary thruster units located in each of the bows. The bow units allow generating and controlling a water flow between the two hulls, even while stationary, offering advanced collection possibilities;
  • [4] Efficiency: collection + bagging system facilitates clean-up of 15 tons/hour of hydrocarbon spills (separation rate of 70-80%; no emulsion creation, which avoids additional effort for splitting water and hydrocarbon);
  • [5] Easy Operation: Our proprietary OC-Tech collecting system avoids the need to go back to the port to upload the recovered hydrocarbon leading to savings in fuel and [man hours] (≈55%);
  • [6] Easy Transportation: OC-Tech foresees future modular design/construction/re-assembly to be conveyed by road/sea/air, leading to faster action than other options;
  • [7] Profitability: OC-Tech will deliver cumulated revenue of €21.55M and cumulated profit of €10.365M by 2023.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Tincasur Sur Sl

Address: 
POLIGINDUSTRIAL EL TROCADERO PARQUE EMPRESARIAL BAHIA NAVE D3 PUERTO REAL
11520 CADIZ
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€864,390
Partner Organisations: 

Ocean Cleaner Tecnology Sl

Address: 
PIANO 4-10-3
11500 EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€819,192
Technologies: 
Development phase: