AdBm Technologies, working with Van Oord, have successfully demonstrated the new AdBm Noise Mitigation System (NMS).
The AdBm NMS as tested integrated the AdBm noise mitigation technology in a deployment system engineered by Van Oord. The system was successfully tested on five piles. The system, when used in combination with only a single big bubble curtain, has been proven to meet Belgian and Dutch regulations. As a result of this successful demonstration, the AdBm NMS will be used commercially by Balance of Plant contractor Van Oord at the Borssele Offshore Wind Farm Plots 3, 4, and 5.
The AdBm NMS reduces underwater noise through the use of their specially-designed and rugged injection-molded Helmholtz resonators which provide reliable and predictable noise reduction at a low cost. The application of these resonators can be customized to meet the needs of any particular offshore project, including those in other industries such as shipping, oil & gas, and infrastructure projects.
“We are very pleased both with the performance of our noise mitigation system, and with Van Oord’s decision to use our technology on their upcoming Borssele project,” said Dr. Mark S. Wochner, President & CEO. “This technology is now ready for the market, and another exciting outcome of this demonstration is that we have also gained numerous insights into how to further increase the system’s performance.”
Demonstration analysis was performed by itap GmbH and TNO, and funding was provided by a Renewable Energy Grant from RVO, and supported by TKI Wind op Zee.