Port Bin – Automated Marine Litter / Waste Collector
for Ports, Jetties, Harbours & Marine Tourist Spots
VJ Engineering is the authorized agent of PortBin-SpilLTech, Norway for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
Waste in the sea is a huge problem, and we also see it impacting our ports and harbours. The most important solution to this problem is to stop littering but that is not easy so we have a solution to collect the increasing amount of Marine Litters.
PortBin is an automated Marine Litter Collector / Bin which automatically collects floating garbage/trash/waste/litter at ports’. This is an astonishing New Norwegian technology which helps to solve marine litter issues which is critical issue currently.
Littering is having an impact on water quality at port. Some areas are becoming increasingly polluted. And the goal of this Port Bin is to collect most of the marine litter that floats on water surfaces and encourage the adoption of a simple, effective cleaning tool that will bring environmental and social benefits.
SpillTech’s main competence is oil spill containment and clean up. It has now used its knowledge to create an automated waste collector for use in ports’ “trash coves”. The new waste collector – PortBin Fixed, has been developed over the past year in cooperation with the port of Sandefjord and with support from Innovation Norway. “The waste collector works on the principle of weir-type skimmers. It creates a suction on the surface that allows it to collect waste in a 30-litre container, which is then emptied manually when needed. An important aspect of the development work has been to ensure that the equipment is easy to handle, and yet robust enough to withstand the environment. This is key because, even inside a port, seawater, wind and waves can provide quite harsh conditions.
This Port Bin Marine Litter Collector runs by onshore power. The idea is that waste collectors can be placed in “trash coves ” in or around the ports. Trash coves are areas where current, wind, and tide accumulate floating waste. This makes the ports cleaner and public areas more attractive, and gives the harbour greater “environmental credibility”.
Advantages of PortBin Automated Marine Litter Collector Technology:
- High throughput
- Handles ebb and flow
- Can be operated without machine power
- Can also contain easily floatable waste
Features of Portbin:
- Collects floating marine litter or was in the port “debris bays”
- Handles the tide
- Have Huge Waterflow (free flow 147m^3/h)
- Makes Ports Cleaner
- Makes Public Areas more pleasant
- Gives Environmental Credibility
- Works with the nature and tide 24/7
- Motor effect 560W (power consumption max. is 750W)
Available in 3 Versions:
- PortBin Tide
- PortBin Tide Shallow
- PortBin Tide XL
**XL has a collector volume of apx. 1000 liter and should be handled with crane. Tide and tide Shallow is easily handled without any powered supply.