Construction of our new NMS-T-10000 is making good progress at the yard of Heerema Fabrication Group in Flushing, the Netherlands. In the coming weeks, the last three sections (of eight in total) will be delivered in Flushing for further assembly.
The NMS-T-10000 will be the largest noise mitigation system in the world. When it is completed, it will have heights and wides as large as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. With a staggering height of 50 meters, a template base of 45 meters wide, a total weight of little under 2,500 tons, and capable of handling monopiles with a diameter up to 10.0 meters, IQIP is pushing the boundaries of current technologies once again.
Noise from pile to water is almost completely blocked by IQIP’s noise mitigation systems, which is their unique feature as has been shown and proven on 600 monopiles installed. The NMS-T-10000 is derived from its successful NMS–8000 and NMS–8800 predecessors which are recognized as the best-in-class underwater noise mitigation technology. The basic concept of our noise mitigation systems is to create barriers between different media and materials. The NMS-T-10000 is, simply put, a double-wall steel screen featuring an air-filled annulus between the inner and outer screens and a multi-level and multi-size bubble injection system. This efficient solution mitigates up to 98-100% of the waterborne noise.