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Cockermouth UK, the big flood in 2009


Destroyed city in Japan by the tsunami in 2011


 Oil spill in the Golf of Mexico


 Airports in densely populated areas


 We are focused on worldwide disasters and using the power of water in our solutions

Our inventions in a nutshell  
Tsunami Barrier, our latest break-through invention is the ultimate solution to protect densely populated and industrial areas from events as occurred in December 2004 in Asia and in March 2011in Japan. This type of Barrier has been especially designed to protect designated tsunami prone areas. It is aimed as to effectively break down and neutralize the impact of tsunami waves, independently from any coastal warning stystem. It is applicable in either a bay shape or stretched coast line. In addition, under normal circumstances it does not interrupt shipping nor marine life. This invention was awarded with the Wall Street Journal Technical Innovation Award 2012
   
Self Closing Flood Barrier, a stand-alone flood defence system to protect people and property from inland waterway floods caused by heavy rainfall, gales or rapid melting snow. Its automatic rapid reaction to upcoming floods has proven to provide optimal protection against high water levels. The system is invisibly applicable in any existing dike or quay. Note: this invention has already received 6 awards, most prominent of which: Best Civil Technical Invention of the World.
   
Rotating Floating Airport, serving as a twin for a conventional inland airport to be relieved from congestions on the ground and in the air. This concept offers a unique efficient, highly cost effective and more environment friendly alternative to airports located in/near densely populated coastal areas, with direct transport connection to the mainland by an underground tube line. Note: this invention was qualified for the nomination of the Dutch ID-NL 2004 Award.
   
Oil Recovery Vessel, especially developed for the purpose to substantially enhance speed and capacity to recover oil spills from an oil disaster at sea. With a cruising speed of 25 30 knots it responds much faster to the disaster scene and by its concept this type of vessel is to collect 500 tons of slick with an average speed of 5 knots per hour. No intermediate slick discharge in nearest port is required as slick is pumped in separate floating rubber containers during cleaning activity as long as it takes. Note: this invention has received the Innovation 2000 Award.

 

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