Jan Einar Gravdal (IRIS), Thomas Meyer (Teknova), Kristin Flornes (IRIS) and Marit Dolmen (GCE NODE)
IRIS partner in the new SFI Offshore Mechatronics
27.04.2015SFI Offshore Mechatronics is the first out of 17 new SFI's (Centres for Research-based Innovation) which will start in 2015 and which have been given SFI status and granted funding from the Research Council in November 2014.
The official kick-off for the center, hosted by the University of Agder (UiA), was held in Kristiansand 22 April. IRIS is one of the research partners together with UiA, Teknova, NTNU, Ålborg University, Ålesund University College and Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH Aachen).
"We are very glad to have IRIS onboard with their strong competence and position within drilling" said Frank Reichert who is the Center Director.
SFI Offshore Mechatronics will work on several topics primarily related to top-site machinery and process control, such as hydraulics, motion compensation, robotics, automation and monitoring.
IRIS' contribution will primarily be within testing and verification of new drilling technology and work procedures.
Oddvar Skjæveland attended the first General Meeting on 21 April and Kristin Flornes and Jan Einar Gravdal attended the launch meeting on the 22nd.
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