The 2nd year EU Review of the PETROBOT project took place on Thursday, 17 December 2015. The event was hosted by A.Hak Industrial Services in Tricht, The Netherlands.
The project progress was reviewed by a panel of experts from the petrochemical, inspection and robotics industries. The PETROBOT team presented the work and results achieved during the 2nd year of the project, with each of the work packages giving presentations on the progress made during the year, the status of their deliverables, and also the activities planned for the final year of the project. The project’s scientific advisory board also attended the event.
Each of the 4 robotic platforms and the associated inspection equipment that have been developed during the PETROBOT project were demonstrated to the Review Board. A new video was also presented, demonstrating the field testing of the pressure vessel inspection robots, that took place in Q4, 2015.This new video will be available on our website soon.
The feedback received was very positive, with the Review Board members sharing their appreciation for the progress and commitment of the PETROBOT partners. The demonstrations were well received, creating enthusiasm and excitement concerning the impact of PETROBOT on the future of inspection and maintenance robotics.
“It was great to witness the progress of PETROBOT, I was impressed, and want to thank you all for your very hard work! … Thank you for your commitment to PETROBOT, and I am looking forward to witness the success of your project, it has the potential to have a very large impact on the field, so let’s make it happen!” – Review Board representative
“…I greatly enjoyed the demos and I am impressed about the achievements of the project and the great motivation and atmosphere! These are great times for Robotics inspection and maintenance! After many years in the field I am greatly enjoying to see that the field is taking off and the leading industry is creative, productive and enthusiastic about it!” – Scientific Advisory Board member
The PETROBOT project is now in its final year. There will be some exciting events coming up, such as the project symposium and demonstrations of the PETROBOT robots, which will be announced on our website and social media channels. We believe that 2016 will be a significant year in shaping the future of robotic inspection solutions in the oil and gas industry, and we are truly excited to be part of it!