Blue Impact develops technology for cleaning up marine oil spills near shore. Established in 2016 and strengthened in 2022-2023.
Mechanical dispersion makes sense when a thin layer of oil have a negative impact on fauna, flora and the ocean surface:
- For quick response simple logistics, flexibility and easy handling is essential
- Our technology works best in harbors, coastal and vulnerable areas and in ice-covered areas
- The final clean-up after a major spill
We call our system VORAX Harbour – made as an outrigger easy used from existing vessels.
Mechanical dispersion is the process of using water jets to pulverize oil into microscopic droplets. The oil will stay suspended and be efficiently degraded by natural occurring bacteria. Mechanical dispersion works best on blue shine and marine oil spills near shore.
The technology originates from SINTEF, Norway’s premier research institute. Developed in cooperation with The Norwegian Coastal Administration. Made possible by Innovation Norway. Blue Impact is a co-operation between Allers Invest and Maritime Robotics.
When green turns blue
As a nation, Norway depends on the ocean, and we have a responsibility to protect the sea and its resources for the future.
Through offshore oil and gas production, fishing and marine transportation, comes an increased risk of pollution – pollution that must be managed to ensure a sustainable future. Blue Impact with VORAX Harbour is able to clean up marine oil spills near shore, avoiding significant damage to fauna and flora and contributing to the protection of the important ecosystem along the coast.
Vegard Evjen Hovstein
Developed in cooperation with Kystverket. Patented technology developed at SINTEF