NOFI Current Buster® 8
The NOFI Current Buster ® 8 is the largest system of the NOFI Current Buster® Technology systems. It has been developed for oil spill operations in open ocean areas.
The system is currently in use by oil spill control organizations such as the RWS Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands, NOFO - the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies, Shell and SERVS - Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in Alaska, Mexican Pemex and Sullum Voe in Shetland, UK.
The NOFI Current Buster ® 8 has been shown to have excellent area coverage and high operational flexibility at operational speeds of up to 5 knots. The compact system can easily be manoeuvred and towed from one oil spill slick to another. The system incorporates a high-capacity separator and temporary storage unit. Due to the system's ability to separate oil from water, a skimmer pump can pump out almost pure oil, thus greatly increasing efficiency. Tests have shown that the NOFI Current Buster® 8 is able to collect almost all types of oil, independent of towing speed. The system should be stored on a reel.
The NOFI Current Buster ® 8 has proved to be highly suitable for single-vessel operations in combination with the Ocean BoomVane otter board.