It’s ready to go! Our friends at the Seabin Project designed and produced an automated rubbish bin that catches floating rubbish, oil, plastics, fuel and detergents. Seabins will be placed at docks in the world’s marinas as the first step to tackling water pollution. With a passion for protecting our oceans, bays and waterways, On the Bay partnered with Seabin Project in 2015 to shout out about their product. It has been a long time of R&D and building partnerships to help with their pilot study launch today. Their current partners for installation of the V5 ‘pre-series’ units include:
- La Grande Motte, France
- Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
- Port Adriano, Spain
- Wartsila Corporation – Helsinki, Finland
- Butterfield Group – Hamilton Princess Marina, Bermuda
- Safe Harbor Marinas – Cabrillo Isle Marina San Diego, USA
Safe Harbor Marinas manages two SF Bay Area marinas – Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda and Emeryville Marina in Emeryville. It is exciting that Safe Harbor Marinas, the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, has stepped forward to embrace such an important environmental cause and project. The six pilot partners will each have a ‘pre-series’ V5 Seabin installed in the next few weeks. In the three-month pilot study, all six partners will not only monitor all aspects of the Seabins with the Team at Seabin Project, they will also participate in the implementation of the education, research and development programs.
“For Seabin Project to enter into the North American market by partnering with the largest owner/operator of marinas in the world, it is pretty spectacular to say the least,” says Pete Ceglinski, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Seabin Project. “Not only does Safe Harbor Marinas hope to use our technology to improve water quality at their marinas, but they also plan to implement our educational programs. This means we could have the opportunity to make a compelling and positive impact on over 60 waterways and harbours across North America over time.”
You can now participate in the video launch of their global pilot study. The Seabin Project should gain a lot of excellent exposure during the 35th America’s Cup starting next month in Bermuda. Congrats everyone!