MB92 Barcelona collaborates with the Seabin Project
Successful first year of collaboration sees the removal of the equivalent of 65,000 33cl plastic bottles…
MB92 Barcelona, the superyacht refit shipyard located in the port of Barcelona, has announced that it has collected 570kg of waste, the equivalent of 65,000 33cl plastic bottles, over the past year thanks to the two sea binds installed in its facilities.
The MB92 Seabin project, which began in 2019, forms part of the water quality improvement objective of its sustainability plan and was created in order to manage the debris that is transported into the port from the Mediterranean by the tide. The first sea bin was installed in partnership with one of the shipyard’s most environmentally aware customers, 80m MY Talitha, which helped MB92 with the acquisition and installation.
Despite the large quantity of waste collected throughout 2020, the shipyard estimates that in a year without the global pandemic, the figure could have been significantly higher with the yard estimating that as much as 780kg my have been collected.
The Seabin Project was devised by Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski in 2015 and started from a simple idea: if there are bins on land, why not install a bin in the water to filter waste from the sea? Over time, the scope of the project evolved into a comprehensive research, technology, and educational initiative with global interest and reach.
The shipyard’s maintenance team is responsible for monitoring and emptying the contents once or twice a day depending on how full they are. The results of the extraction are then sent to the Seabin Project team for analysis and research purposes.
Each sea bin has the capacity to collect about 6kg of waste in its basket, which may not be enough on stormy days or rough seas. The Seabin Project is, therefore, working to improve the results for those days when the tide brings larger amounts of waste, as well as expanding the level of participation in the project to collaborators and ports.
While the addition of sea bins is only a small part of the sustainability puzzle, it is nevertheless always promising to see superyacht businesses doing what they can to further the environmental agenda.
Click here to become part of The Superyacht Group community, and join us in our mission to make this industry accessible to all, and prosperous for the long-term. We are offering access to the superyacht industry’s most comprehensive and longstanding archive of business-critical information, as well as a comprehensive, real-time superyacht fleet database, for just £10 per month, because we are One Industry with One Mission. Sign up here.
The new technology should make it possible to anchor emission-free for 15 days or cruise 1000 nautical miles at a slow speed
Despite a decrease in revenue caused by the COVID-19, improved efficiencies throughout the group have resulted in an improved adjusted EBITDA position
Working in conjunction with Port Nikau, the company is currently managing three refit projects at this site
Sanlorenzo's solid 2020 performance cements the notion that superyacht buyers are more inclined to build with shipyards that are financially stable
Situated on the Greek island Rhodes, the shipyard will be upgraded to cater for superyachts up to 100m