EGAT officials and Royal Thai Marines throw
overboard high-voltage insulator bulbs to be used to form a foundation
for artificial coral reefs.
The Electrical Generating Authority of Thailand is working with the
Royal Thai Marines in a project to create artificial reefs in Toey Ngam
Rear Adm. Traikhwan Krairit and Thana Phuttarangsee, vice governor of
transmission systems for the utility, presided over the Jan. 23 event at
Prince Chumphon Camp in Sattahip.
EGAT donated 2,400 expired high-voltage insulator bulbs to be sunk in
the bay to form the foundation for artificial coral reefs.
The expired bulbs were presented to science students at Naresuan
University for research on their characteristics and have been found to
not be hazardous to the environment, as they are made from soil. Their
manufacture, however, creates not only strong resistance to heat, but
strength and durability, making them ideal for use in a submerged reef.