Portuguese start-up Abyssal has claimed the first prize of the Van Oord Innovation Challenge as part of the quest for new partnerships.
Out of more than one hundred submissions, the Dutch offshore contractor nominated 8 participants to the final round.
Abyssal specialises in the visualisation and remote control of subsea operations using sensor data to deliver real-time 3D virtual overviews of the entire subsea environment.
The will be granted an exclusive, one-year partnership contract with Van Oord.
The contract should help the start-up take its business plan to the next level.
Together with Van Oord, Abyssal will deploy its product in offshore projects to improve the safety and efficiency of subsea operations and help Van Oord to become a data-driven company.
Luis Almeida, Technology Manager at Abyssal, said: “Abyssal is honoured and keen to start this collaboration journey with Van Oord. We share the same commitment to achieving a sustainable future using digital technologies and we are very glad to be doing it side by side with a company that brings 150 years of entrepreneurship and perseverance to the table.”