NOFI Current Buster® 2
NOFI Current Buster® 2 is the smallest of the systems within the NOFI Current Buster® Technology.
It represents an important contribution within oil spill contingency systems in shallow waters such as rivers, harbours and near coastal areas. NOFI Current Buster® 2 is already in use by the Norwegian Intermunicipal Committee, the Norwegian Coast Guard, the Brazilian Petrobas corporation, SERVS - Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in Alaska, the Canadian Coast Guard and the US Navy.
Excellent manoeuvrability and compact design makes the NOFI Current Buster® 2 ideal for oil collection in harbours and fjords. In addition to the capability to operate in shallow waters, the NOFI Current Buster® 2 can operate in water currents of up to 3 knots. Even at this relatively high speed the system can collect both high and low viscosity oils, including diesel (this ability has been well documented in comprehensive tests carried out at the OHMSETT test tank, USA). The NOFI Current Buster® 2 can be stored either on a reel, or packed, for instance on a pallet.
The NOFI Current Buster® 2 can be towed by two vessels or by one single vessel using an otter board device, the patented BoomVane. This method employs a minimum of personnel and offers even more efficient manoeuvring. NOFI Current Buster® 2, as a single-vessel operated system, is ideally suited for use in an oil spill contingency system based on the use of local fishing vessels.