Who We Are

ORCAS AS was established by people with pure passion for the Ocean.
A team of naval architects used months to develop the plastic handling systems specialized for autonomous operation.
Being naval architects, we did not stop when we had designed autonomous plastic harvesting machines, we also took pride in making them nice to look at. We hope you like them

What The Orcas Do

The ORCAS are Solar/Gas Powered, High Capacity, Ocean Plastic Removal Systems.
They can work unmanned for months.

3 different operation modes:
(i) Trawling Mode for large ocean areas with low to moderate plastic density
(ii) Passive or Trawling mode for river mouths with moderate to high plastic density
(iii) «Heavy Duty Mode» for areas with very high plastic density (“porridge”).

In trawling mode, the ORCAS cover more than 1000 km2 of sea surface in one year.
The ORCAS are designed so that fish will easily escape


  • September 2018          ORCAS receives Grant for Commercialization from Innovation Norway
  • October 2018               ORCAS files patent claims, design right claims and trademark claims
  • November 2018          ORCAS presents at NABA “The Blue Opportunity Conference” 2018 in Oslo, https://norwegianafrican.no/summit2018/speakers
  • December 2018           ORCAS accepted as Participating Partner of NCE Maritime CleanTech – a world-leading cluster for Clean Maritime Solutions
  • December 2018           Full 3rd party structural analysis completed. Optimization of hull shape commenced
  • February 2019             Roadshow commences towards investors and sponsors
  • March 2019                  ORCAS starts the prototype project comprising model tests at Sintef Ocean and full ocean trial of fully functional unit



CEO Arne Hygen Tørnkvist

+47 91630046


Haakon VII gate 1, N-0121 Oslo