Abu Dhabi Ports as well as Robert Allan to work together on unmanned independent tugboats

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Capt Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer, Abu Dhabi Ports, as well as Mike Fitzpatrick, President as well as Chief Executive Officer ofRobert Allan Ltd authorize the site MoUt, in the visibility of H.E.Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Cabinet Member, as well as Chairman of Federal Transport Authority – Land as well as Maritime (Photo – AETOSWire)

Under a just recently authorized Memorandum of Understanding Abu Dhabi Ports is teaming up with Vancouver, B.C., based marine design companyRobert Allan Ltd to on the r & d of remotely-controlled aquatic yanks that will certainly be completely unmanned, as well as have the ability to run within a vast range of freedom.

Once created, the yanks will certainly sign up with SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ naval solution arm, which runs an increasing fleet of solution vessels.

One of the main benefits seen for the unmanned layout is that, by moving the human aspect from on-board to on-shore, the vessels will certainly have the ability to run in much more damaging climate condition. Furthermore, the brand-new innovation will certainly aid raise effectiveness as well as improve functional safety and security.

“In line with our leadership’s guidance, this agreement marks a milestone in our digital transformation, and confirms our commitment to ensure the Emirate of Abu Dhabi strengthens its reputation as a leading centre for digital innovation regionally and globally,” stated His Excellency Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman ofAbu Dhabi Ports “It’s a top priority for Abu Dhabi Ports to lead the charge towards digitalizing the region’s maritime operations, and we are committed to providing a pioneering model for the sector. Adopting digital solutions and keeping up with the changing demands of global trade have proven to be key drivers for economic growth and are integral towards achieving our goal of being a smart port.”

“This agreement marks another qualitative addition to our digital armory that will enhance performance efficiency, productivity, transparency, and safety, as well as reduce costs,” stated Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports Group Chief Executive Officer. “Continuing our investment in technology and advanced infrastructure ensures the growth and sustainability of our business, and increases our contribution towards the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s knowledge-based economy.”

“We are excited to cooperate with Abu Dhabi Ports in this initiative, which provides us with an optimal opportunity to develop the world’s first fleet of remotely-operated tugboats for the commercial sector,” stated Mike Fitzpatrick, President as well as Chief Executive Officer ofRobert Allan Ltd “The unique aspect of this project is the active participation of all the various stakeholders in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, which should ensure that we can progress smoothly from construction of the vessels to commercial operations.”

“Robert Allen Ltd. has been working on solutions to the technical challenges of an unmanned tugboat for several years now, but we were somewhat stalled in progressing to a commercial construction without an opportunity like this with Abu Dhabi Ports,” he included.

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