oil spills turn into major disasters due to the simple fact that there are no immediate CONTAINMENT systems onboard large ships and rigs. So, there is nothing on-site to prevent the oil slick from spreading.
The damages grow exponentially because response operations cannot contain the spill before it spreads.
Companies that are responsible for oil spills, endure huge losses.
EXISTING BOOMS (FLOATING BARRIERS) ARE TOO BULKY AND HEAVY TO BE LOCATED AT THE POINT OF FAILURE (LARGE SHIPS AND OIL RIGS)
RESPONSE OPERATIONS REQUIRE AT LEAST TWO SPECIALTY VESSELS AND A 6-8 PERSON CREW
EVERYTHING MUST BE BROUGHT FROM AFAR AND WHEN IT ARRIVES AT THE SCENE - IT'S TOO LATE
HARBO’s T-Fence immediate booming system™ will be preinstalled at standby positions onboard large ships and rigs, and at other high-risk locations. It includes a compact vessel the size of a life-boat that simultaneously produces and deploys a revolutionary offshore containment boom.
The T-Fence™ boom is the smallest and the lightest in the world.
It weighs less than 1/15th of traditional booms and captures a fraction of the storage space. The system starts operating within minutes of spill detection and deploys 2,000 yards of boom in two hours.
HARBO’s patented T-Fence™ system received a grant from the chief scientist in the Ministry of Economy. In October 2014 it was tested at the OHMSETT Facility in NJ, USA, the most advanced oil spill response testing facility in the world. Two different booms types were tested and the results were outstanding: NO LOSSES!
In this video, you will see HARBO's 100 foot boom containing
approximately 2 tons of oil with no losses. HARBO’s solution will solve a critical problem for large ships, oil rigs, coast guard units, marine agriculture, ports and marinas and coastal infrastructure facilities at over 50,000 locations worldwide.
Advancing the OSR Ecosystem
HARBO's immediate containment will enhance and improve Oil Spill Response results:
FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENT CLEANUP
REDUCED NEED FOR HARMFUL DISPERSANTS
INCREASED POSSIBILITY OF IN-SITU BURNING
BOTTOM LINE - MULTIPLYING THE AMOUNT OF RECOVERED OIL