Center for Offshore Mechatronics is a major research program aimed at developing autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems.

GCE NODE is in charge of one of the seven work packages, WP7 Technology Vision. Technology Vision is an open arena for future trends, barriers and opportunities, which ensures that continuous strategic adjustments are made during the 8-year period of the center.

Segment: Smart Production

Project Owner: The University of Agder

GCE NODE Project Manager: Ann Marchioro

Period: 2015-2023

Funding: The Research Council of Norway, industry and research partners

Industrial partners: Bosch Rexroth, MH Wirth, Cameron Sense, National Oilwell Varco, Skeie Technology, Lundin Norway, ABB, Devoteam, Lockless, Stepchange, Applica, GCE NODE, GCE Blue Maritime.

Research partners: University of Agder, NTNU, Teknova, Ålesund University College, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (Germany), Aalborg University (Denmark).

Read more: Center for Offshore Mechatronics website