1st prize in the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
Protecting marine animals using air bubbles
The Offshore Industry is looking to mitigate the noise, offshore wind farms create when pile driving. As the offshore wind farms increase in size and numbers, the noise increases and the marine animals suffer. Van Oord defined an innovation challenge to solve this issue, using air bubbles to dampen og even stop the noise at the source. Marine Performance Systems was invited to participate in the challenge together with two other companies.
The criteria for selecting our solution was that we are able to control the air bubbles sizes, their generation and flow in addition to being able to incorporate several frequencies into one unit. The same ability required for maximum efficiency on ships, when looking to reduce the drag reduction of the ship.
We are very proud to win this innovation challenge, and we see it result as an endorsement of our patented technology.