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,Â at the Exalto Emirates stand at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi.
â€śBesides 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. â€śexplains Adnane El Soussi, Director of Robotics at MAP-Tech. â€śThe 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.â€ť
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, â€śAutonomous control systems are safer, more instant and accurate, and are surely to reduce operational costs.â€ť
Demonstrations – 13th-16th November between 12pm and 4pm at the Exalto Emirates stand no. 14542.