OILBLOCK work structure is broken down into 6 Work Packages. The project proposal is divided into two different domains: development activities to reach the industrialization and operational validation of OILBLOCK technology (WP1-WP4) and technical validation and economic analysis to support the product market uptake (WP5-WP6).
WP1 will cover the activities to optimize and reengineer the boom and the boom deployment unit and the USV as well as the integration of all components to form the Spill Python During WP2 the vessel will be tested in real conditions. WP3 will be focused in the optimization of operating procedures for application on tankers and large ships and will include further testing. Results from WP1-WP3 will feed WP4 activities focused on the industrialization of market applications and the design of the scaling-up of the production line.
WP5 will be focused in the elaboration of the overall Business Plan for the project and in the definition of the Commercialization plan to ensure the success of OILBLOCK on the market, focusing also on IP protection issues and activities to exploit the project outcomes as well as Dissemination and Communication activities.
Finally, WP6 covers administrative and financial management as well as the coordination of technical and risk management activities. This is crucial to ensure the achievement of the goals in the most efficient way and according to EC requirements.