Katapult Ocean Alumni
Pinovo’s patented circular sand blasting solution enables surface maintenance of offshore assets, ships, rigs, bridges and port infrastructure that decreases paint, which is plastic, from being released into the ocean.
Paint is plastic! It is actually the 2nd largest source of microplastics in most seas. Paint however also protects steel structures from corrosion. When performing maintenance on these structures, old paint and rust is removed, and new paint is applied. With the use of traditional methods for maintenance, the removed paint is directly released into the oceans. Pinovo’s circular sand blasting solution enables surface maintenance of offshore assets, ships, rigs, bridges and port infrastructure. Its innovative and patented technology of dust-free abrasive vacuum blasting enables zero emissions to the environment, recycling of the grit blasting media and reduced waste and CO2 emissions. It is also cost effective with improved surface quality.
About the founders
Born in Norway, Tore acquired his first Bachelor’s degree at the Bergen University in electrical engineering. He then moved to Brisbane, Australia, to perform a second Bachelors in business and finance. He started as project manager at Beerenberg Group and rapidly climbed the ladders internally to be appointed COO. Beerenberg delivers innovative service solutions to the oil and gas sector exposing Tore to the different sustainability problems of the industry. In 2019, he decided to join Pinovo to leverage his experience and have a positive impact on the microplastic global issue.