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Rotterdam and North Sea Ports Completes Underwater Robot Tests

Rotterdam and North Sea Ports Completes Underwater Robot Tests

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and North Sea Port have announced the successful completion of tests of an underwater quay-inspecting robot.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, North Sea Port and the Municipality of Rotterdam, Planys Technologies completed four pilots during the 2019 PortXL start-ups and scale-ups programme.

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North Sea Port conducted tests this summer in partnership with Asset Insight – a VolkerWessels company. The Indian company Planys Technologies carried out the inspections.

Underwater Robot for Quay inspections

Quay inspection is a time-consuming activity currently carried out by divers.

The robot makes inspections faster, reducing disruption and producing objective data.

Planys Technologies innovative high-tech underwater robot is equipped with laser and sonar devices as well as a high-resolution camera capable of collecting information in all the weather conditions.

The next exploration is currently being investigated, together with the Port of Rotterdam.

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