Ecocoast Partnered with The Ocean Cleanup
Published on 03 May ‘20
INTRODUCING: Type V Ecobarrier Silt Curtain
Ecocoast Partnered with The Ocean Cleanup

Introducing Type V Ecobarrier Silt Curtain For Extreme Marine Environments

The story begins with The Ocean Cleanup. They had been testing a series of screen prototypes for a couple of years to measure whether they could withstand the harsh conditions in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, all of them failed to pass the tests. These failures were euphemistically referred to as Unscheduled Learning Opportunities.

At the end of 2017, we partnered with The Ocean Cleanup. Within a period of 6 months, we had successfully designed and manufactured a screen that passed the rigorous tests in the North Sea, the Pacific trials and the extreme conditions in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This had never been done before. And industry experts thought it was impossible.

This experience inspired us to engineer and create the strongest marine barrier for turbidity and debris mitigation: Type V Ecobarrier Silt Curtain (ESC-750). It is specifically designed for long-term or permanent deployment offshore in the most challenging conditions. We are proud to add another first to our list of marine innovations with this newly engineered type of silt curtain.

The timing of the introduction of our Type V coincides with the boost in offshore and subsea construction projects, the shift towards sustainability in the dredging industry (see CEDA’s latest report) and the increase in government policies, all driving the need for high-strength, durable offshore marine protection barriers.

This means an exciting time for us at Ecocoast. Type V is another step forward in designing entirely new marine solutions that were thought impossible, allowing us to support and protect the ever more ambitious marine projects around the world. By utilizing the latest technology during the design and production process, from our Marineforce software to our automated manufacturing equipment, we are geared up to continue designing high-strength, engineered marine barriers to perform in the most extreme marine environments.

Interested in knowing more? As the global leader in engineered marine solutions, we can help. Get in touch with us here.

Photo credit: The Ocean Cleanup.

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