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.

The PortXL ecosystem comprises start-ups and scale-ups, investors and partners, and market leading companies such as Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam Authority, EY, Royal IHC, Mammoet, Vopak, Boskalis, Shell, Rabobank, Municipality of Rotterdam, InnovationQuarter and ECE.

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