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Subsea UK conference will focus on 'evolving' robotics technology

A subsea conference set to take place in Aberdeen next week has said it will have a focus on the latest developments in the “evolving” underwater robotics technology.

The Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference revealed it will look at the most up to date innovations in the sector the “benefits that using innovative robotics can bring” to underwater operations.

The conference will see BP senior technical specialist, Eric Primeau, outline his firm’s plans for all asset inspection to be unmanned by 2025.

Main sponsor for the event is Rovop with additional sponsorship coming from Saab Seaeye, Sonardyne, Ashtead Technology, Viewport3, Rovco and Seatronics.

The conference will take place from 9am to 4pm at the Chester Hotel on Thursday, 19 September.

David Wotherspoon, head of innovation for the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC), will also discuss the cross-sector work that has been done between Subsea UK, NSRI and UKDSC.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “Underwater robotics is an area which is constantly evolving and growing.

“The variety of presentations from our speakers this year demonstrates the wealth of opportunities which exist in the field and each areas of technology being discussed has the potential to bring major cost and efficiency benefits  to offshore operations.

“Overall, the conference aims to provide a forum to share ideas, discuss the latest technological advances and to support industry as it looks to integrate these technologies into mainstream operations.”

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