MAP-Tech Demonstrates Autonomous Boat Control for the Oil & Gas Sector at ADIPEC 2017

Following a series of both public and private demonstrations in the last few months, local marine autonomy experts MAP Marine Technologies [MAP-Tech] once again present their system, only now suited for the Oil & Gas sector.

The MAP Pro system by MAP-Tech is an autonomous conversion kit that can transform any regular boat into an unmanned surface vessel. The demonstrations held at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference [ADIPEC] 2017 show a recreational boat, situated at Dubai Creek, that has been outfitted with a MAP Pro device and is begin controlled from the portable command and control station, over 145km away,  at the Exalto Emirates stand at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi.


“Besides the autopilot function, MAP Pro is a modular system that integrates with 3rd party equipment, allowing all information and control to be localized by the software at the command and control station. “explains Adnane El Soussi, Director of Robotics at MAP-Tech. “The Oil & Gas industry has several requirements for autonomous control of their vessels, ocean floor surveying, patrol and surveillance of rigs and pipelines, automated transportation of people and equipment to name a few.”

Believing that autonomy is the way of the future, Exalto Emirates- One of the largest providers of quality marine equipment -carrying over 14,500 different products in their catalogue, signed on with MAP-Tech as their master distributor in the MENA region. Business Development Manager at Exalto Emirates, Willem Misdorp adds, “Autonomous control systems are safer, more instant and accurate, and are surely to reduce operational costs.”

Demonstrations – 13th-16th November between 12pm and 4pm at the Exalto Emirates stand no. 14542.