Damen Shipyards Selects TCS for IoT platform
Damen Shipyards, an international shipyard group, has partnered with the global IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in the development of an integrated IoT platform, with its eyes firmly on the future."With this, Damen vessels become increasingly connected and Damen is able to gather and analyze data from the 10-15,000 sensors on board its vessels," the Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate said in a press release.The results of this are significant, offering predictive maintenance, remote services access and savings in fuel consumption.Furthermore, this is a
MTR100: The Ones to Watch
, founded in 2014, by former NASA roboticists. The company’s business model is Robotics as a Service (RaaS) – in itself a new concept within the subsea industry – which uses what HMI calls its in-house full stack robotics capabilities. HMI’s first investor was oilfield services giant Schlumberger (2015), while drilling firm Transocean led HMI’s most recent Series B investment (2018), giving some idea of the interest in the firm.HMI’s first splash is the Aquanaut, a subsea service robot that can perform long range yet meaningful in-close manipulation tasks over
RRS Sir David Attenborough: Construction Progressing
Cammell Laird shipyard informs it has reached the nine-month milestone in its project to build the U.K.’s new polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The Merseyside-based engineering services giant beat off competition from around the world to be appointed to build the £15 0million vessel. The ship, which is the biggest commercial shipbuilding project in Britain for 30 years, has been commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and it will be operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), transforming the U.K.’s polar research capability.