DroneQ Robotics with international cooperation partners Maritime Robotics, OWIC, Marine Technical Limits, Spectro AG and Researchable, will join forces from the Startup in Residence programme, to deliver on the Autonomous Port Inspection tender from Groningen Seaports.
The ports of Eemshaven and Delfzijl will be serviced by autonomous surface vessels (ASV) for water depth soundings, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for surface water inspections, and underwater robots (ROV) for underwater inspections. This will develop a sustainable, efficient and integrated inspection and survey solution for ports in collaboration with Groningen Seaports and the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.
The project will involve an efficient use of the technology, survey and inspection processes, links with the systems of Groningen Seaports, and integration with manned shipping traffic and other port activities. Improving safety, digitization, sustainability and contributing to a green, clean and efficient port are important core values for Groningen Seaports and DroneQ Robotics.
DroneQ Robotics uses the self-developed Autonomous Marine Asset Integrity Management System for ports, industry and offshore. This consists of the Multi Technology Approach of advanced autonomous vessels (ASV), underwater robots (ROV) and drones. AI, object recognition, Data Science and further developed processes and procedures are important tools that will be further developed in collaboration with Groningen Seaports.
The Autonomous Marine Asset Integrity Management System has been developed for port infrastructure objects, such as quays, sheet piling, jetties and piles. Inspections of dikes, locks, bridges, canals and rivers are also part of the proposition. Offshore objects include Offshore wind turbines, Offshore SubStations and production platforms, FPSOs and SBMs, pipelines and cables, ecological research and other marine objects.