As previously posted on our blog, Ecocoast partnered with The Ocean Cleanup to design and manufacture the screen for its Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) cleanup. The screen for System 001 has now been shipped from our production facility in Umm Al Quwain, and is on the way to San Francisco to be there on time for the launch of the world’s first ocean cleanup system.
Before finalising the screen design for System 001, a series of tests took place in the US, aimed at investigating the screen behaviour under tow to the GPGP. For updates on the tests, have a look at The Ocean Cleanup report. And follow The Ocean Cleanup for further updates on the launch of the deployment of the world’s first cleanup system!
Photo credit: The Ocean Cleanup