Welcome to the Hoverspill EU Project
Hoverspill is an innovative system based on a hovercraft specialized for high speed Oil Spill emergency interventions (its speed can reach up to 40kn). During remediation it works as an independent power generator and oil separation device. It cleans up coasts, beaches and shoals where vessels/land-devices cannot operate. Its amphibian performances and compactness makes it easy for road or vessel transportation and beach based operations.
Hoverspill driving force is based on the concept that the greatest part of oil spills has a strong impact on coasts, beaches and shoals. Even if the pollution takes place at open sea, vessels usually don’t reach the location in short time to contain the spot, which rapidly expands. Moreover the oil hits those areas which can not be easily reached by traditional vehicles/vessels, nor by land nor by sea, for the lack of water depth or for the muddy land.
HoverSpill is mainly focused to operate on the transitional areas between land and sea, where shoals, difficult access areas, long distance from ports, make difficulties more relevant.
HoverSpill Scenario - A typical situation in marshy zone (Louisiana 2010)