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ABB Marine & Ports has been selected as a technology partner for the EU-funded Atlantis research project. The project is targeting a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable offshore ecosystem. The project results will be made available under EU’s Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS).
ABB is supplying a new module of the ABB Ability Marine Advisory System – Octopus optimisation software. The software allows onshore operators to plan a vessel mission from port to wind farm, backed by data-driven decisions. This will cut the transfer times between land and wind farms, as well as reducing the vessel waiting time and working time on-site. In addition to planning missions from port to wind farm, the new module of OCTOPUS will be taking into consideration the operational limitations of the ship and personnel, as well as assess deployment opportunities for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), unmanned surface vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Atlantis research project is being staged at two monitoring testbeds in the Atlantic Ocean – one off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, and the other further out to sea. By better understanding how vessels and robots behave, researchers will identify opportunities to improve inspection and maintenance procedures.
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