The waters in and around the MB92 Barcelona facilities have a new resident.
Following successful trials earlier this year, we formed an agreement with GPA Seabots to use their SB100 Cleaner to collect and clear material waste and hydrocarbons directly from the water surface.
With a 30-litre capacity and capable of collecting an average of 10kg of waste in just 30 minutes, the SB100 supports our ongoing initiative to improve the water quality in and around our shipyards. The drone is equipped with the latest GPS and collision avoidance technology meaning it can operate in and around moored yachts and is ideally suited to operate with the specific requirements of the shipyard environment.
Our intention is to use this system to not only extract material but also use the data collected to monitor, make upgrades together with GPA Seabots and identify areas in which we can continue to reduce impact.