Proven Deepwater Technology

Capitalizing on two decades of experience in offshore exploration in our parent company Seabird Exploration Plc, enables Green Minerals to take a leading role in the development of the marine minerals industry from the outset

The technologies are largely known through a combination of established mining technologies and deepwater oil&gas. Green Minerals aims to modify these technologies to optimize flowrates and costs. We are working on several studies organized under two main areas within exploration and production systems. We cooperate with leading academic institutions in marine minerals as well as innovation programs in EU and Norway targeted at the green shift. We will announce key milestones as we progress towards the first licencing round.

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In exploration, we aim to combine and optimize a number of well-known technologies for this particular purpose, such as

  • High resolution seismic
  • Bathymetry (multi-beam, side-scan sonar)
  • Electromagnetic surveys
  • Magnometry
  • Water chemistry
  • Hyper spectral imaging
  • Sampling (coring, surface etc)
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Source: The Nautilus Project

In production, we are tailoring known technologies along the following main concepts

Seafloor Mining Tools

  • Trencher/Feed system or
  • Crawler/Crusher/Feed system to:
  • Dig out, Collect, Crush and Feed ore to Vertical transport system

Vertical Transport

  • Mechanical lifting system or
  • Riser/slurry or air based pumping system to
  • Transport ore to surface facility
  • Seawater return system

Surface facility

  • Ship based production facility to provide:
  • Dewatering and storage of ore
  • Offloading system for ore to bulk carrier
  • Seafloor mining tools storage, launch/retrieval, energy supply and control systems
  • Vertical transport system storage, launch/retrieval, energy supply and control system
  • Energy supply, storage, auxiliary systems, living quarters etc.