Reefy wants to reduce impact in all possible ways. Therefore our product is designed in such a way that no big heavy moats and vessels are needed for installation. This not only reduces the impact on the environment, but it also is cost effective.
Reefy makes use of certain called ‘umbrella species’ that kickstart new ecosystems by their capacity of for example learning water and attract other species. We work together with nature by using our products as the seeds that spark the initial marine ecosystem and we let nature do the rest of the work.
Reefy ensures to make impact. Therefore during the project, but also thereafter the impact is measured with advanced techniques so in the end we could present results, learn from experience and become even better in what we do.
It demands for more safety measures for coasts and offshore wind farms.
Due to climate change and lack of awareness, we have to face deep cuts in biodiversity.
The loss of biodiversity of marine life species is becoming a bigger and more obvious problem. As offshore wind farms can have a major impact on the surrounding natural environment, we can help to reduce this impact and help marine life to flourish again.
The Reefy block is Reefy’s solution to creating a natural reef.The oyster bomb is designed to encourage biodiversity around wind turbines through easy and inexpensive installation.
The BioBlocks are made of a biodegradable material, harmless to the environment, and provide the base for oysters to attach to. The BioBlocks are specially designed and tested for stability to stimulate the ecosystem. Because of its shape, it will still remain stable despite large currents. Using oyster plates on top, oysters will start to grow.
Because of its shape, the oyster bombs can be placed among the scour protection around the windmills as well as in the sand. The oyster bomb does not require difficult installation techniques and can simply be thrown overboard by hand. This can be done during the installation of the scour protection, but also after the installation of the windmills and scour protection.
By implementing REB you restore nature and create living space for a wide variety of life forms which bring even more advantages.
The installation of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea makes it both possible and necessary to strengthen nature within and around the wind farms. The North Sea Foundation (Stichting De Noordzee) and Natuur & Milieu have launched The Rich North Sea (De Rijke Noordzee or DRN) - project in which we investigate ways to enhance nature in offshore wind farms. We introduce reef building species like oysters or install artificial reefs to attract marine life.