Oil Spill Response

Optimizing oil spill response

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NOFI Current Buster® 6

NOFI Current Buster® 6

The NOFI Current Buster® 6 is currently in use by many oil spill control organizations all over the world. Offers excellent area covrage and flexibility in towing speeds up to 5 knots. The system is compact and can be stored on a reel or pallet. The NOFI Current Buster® 6 is well suited for singel-vessel operations when used along with the patented BoomVane otter board. 

The improved hydrodynamic shape reduces the drag force and allows the system to move easier through water. The new model incorporates debris nets, wave dampers and splash-over cover. Together with the optimized shape of the separator, it stabilizes the movement of the separator and the liquids in the 70 m2 temporary storage area. Improved water outlet design allows the water to escape easily from the separator as it gets filled with oil; in addition it also allows the system to be deployed and recovered both ways.

The NOFI Current Buster® 6 can operate 5 times faster than a general conventional oil boom by using one vessel and a boom vane, whereas a conventional oil boom holds a towing speed of up to 1 knot STW and requires two vessels during operation.

Technical Specifications:

NOFI Current Buster® 6 Data
Freeboard size Ø1000 mm
Towing speed (STW) 5 knots
Inflation system High capacity air blower
Total length 62,9 m
Total width (front opening) 34 m
Separator capacity 70 m3


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