System 001/B – Assembled for Speed | Cleaning Oceans | The Ocean Cleanup

System 001/B – Assembled for Speed | Cleaning Oceans | The Ocean Cleanup


The quicker we are there, the more we can learn, the faster we can learn, and the sooner we have a working system in the water. My name is Bart Bruggeman, I am a project engineer for The Ocean Cleanup and I am here now to make sure that everything goes according to plan. The new system it’s smaller than the previous system. It is about a factor four smaller. It is about 150 meters long. What we learned from Wilson is that bigger is not always better, so we are trying to make it smaller, which
makes it a lot quicker in assembling and we are going to try to do it in two or three days. So we are doing all of this in a place called Campbell River, which is in Vancouver Island, Canada. It is a very cool site. And here in the shadows of this warehouse, we are building the next system. So, prepare to be amazed. A lot easier to assemble, cheaper to procure, easier to handle, easier to maintain…. Awesome design. So the guys are going to take the first half
of the pipe – going to roll it outside and store it on the side of the building. Thanks, Fleming. I’m gonna pull and you’re just gonna hold me back. The forklift is now pulling on the final end. If we have it on the roller boxes we can tie
both ends together with the final weld. And it’s launch after that. I think from the beginning we had the c
hallenge we wanted to improve our old system, being Wilson, because we knew there were things
we needed to tweak there. But we otherwise we were thinking let’s
keep it as simple as possible to make sure we can execute this in the time window we had in our mind. And I think it was that contradiction that
was challenging but was also was the kind of the success you see here. You see features from Wilson – obviously
the pipes here, we have those roblon connectors with the pad eyes, but by eliminating the
dovetail, allowing more scope to happen offshore, so we can do this iterative testing, so multiple
configurations – putting most of the work towards the vessel itself. I think that’s going be a big benefit of
what we have here. The learning is going to be quick, and either
way: if we prove a concept to work, or if we prove that a concept doesn’t work, in
any way the knowledge gained is going to be so valuable for us. It was quite a productive day. The pipe is ready for launch. ¡Mañana, mañana! Home, sweet home!

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54 thoughts on “System 001/B – Assembled for Speed | Cleaning Oceans | The Ocean Cleanup

  1. Keep up the great work, have you guys ever considered teaming up with other companies to clean the ocean like 4Ocean?

  2. Thank you for all of your hard work. We all need to work on less plastic consumption. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  3. Thanx for the update xx…fingers cross that the working system will be up & running soon.

    Good luck everyone! XXX๐Ÿ’•

  4. Thank you for your commitment to this important endeavor! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘

  5. Thank you for your incredible persistence in making this endeavor work. Our planet desperately needs this to work.

  6. I am going to meditate and pray that this project is successful. In my opinion, this is probably the most important project.

  7. I have been following the progress for the past several months and am amazed at the planning and technology involved. I am more self-aware of my use of plastics and make sure that I dispose of any items properly, and try to use less bur also pick up as much trash in my own community. I am very amazed at the advancement of this project and encourage my friends and family to join in and all of us start making a difference and lessening our own use of non-biodegradable products. Thank you to everyone on this amazing team!!

  8. fiction. Never going to actually work or achieve its' claims of cleaning the ocean, but they are glad to take your money and carry out a never ending science project.

  9. Mind blowing that the ocean cleanup YouTube account only counts 72.000 subs. The whole world should be following this entire exciting journey. I guess everyone is too busy focusing on their own lives, instead of caring for our future species!
    Nevertheless, keep it up as always, the world will follow eventually. ๐Ÿ™

  10. Thank you for filming and sharing. So exciting to see progress here, even if it is just progressive learning.

  11. 0:35 Well!
    If because bigger is not better than is smaller better!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  12. I would like to remind everyone on the OceanCleanUp project, that people who invested 35.000.000 USD in your project believe your commitment to clean up the ocean from plastics. Five years later you spend all the money and cleaned less waste than one city in Clean up day. It seems to me from the video that "MANANA MANANA" is the way of showing you have enough time.

    I started in the same year as your project my own entrepreneur career, with 42 years of age, My intention to build wasteless world by preventing waste happens. In six years more than 375.000 MT of materials and products did not become waste thanks to my work, big share plastics. Together with clients we stopped additionally one million tons in the same time. NO MONEY FROM INVESTORS, FUNDS, DONATION, just reinvested reward for results we delivered.

    Are you really ready to damage the world more, I would like to remind you, that there is just one home for all of us and there is no shortcut to the future. https://medium.com/@michael.rada/there-is-no-shortcut-to-the-future-a945305fa27a

  13. Every country by law should mass produce these and no cost should even be questioned just get on with clean the human mess we have coursed and save the planet

  14. So why wouldnโ€™t it be better to first put up catch system around river mouths? Close to land and once that is contained, then move onto whatโ€™s out in the ocean.

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