Ocean Infinity buys Abyssal

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has announced that it has acquired software engineering firm Abyssal, with the aim of integrating Abyssal’s software capabilities with Ocean Infinity’s robotic fleet to further improve its development of operational simulation, fleet management and cloud data tools.

Abyssal develops safety and efficiency software systems for the offshore industry, geared towards subsea operations. As part of Ocean Infinity, the team will be expected to grow the group’s software development capabilities and expand its range of robotics and data acquisition services to its marine customer base.  

Abyssal’s technology ranges from a managed cloud data platform, artificial intelligence enabled digital twinning, synthetic environments, 3D visualisation and operation management system tools.  Its 38 employees will transition to the Ocean Infinity Group, and will operate from Porto, Portugal, under the Ocean Infinity brand.

“Over the past nine years, Abyssal has built a great business with a talented team, focused on designing incredibly creative tools to improve the safety and data quality of its customers operations,” said Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity CEO.

“Bringing this team of highly skilled solution developers into Ocean Infinity strengthens our in-house capability to provide the highest quality data, securely and quickly. Growing our team in such a way unquestionably moves us forward in becoming the leading ocean and seabed data analytics business. On behalf of everyone at Ocean Infinity I extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues.”

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