Aberdeen Imaging Specialist R2S Snap Up Bibby Offshore Contract

R2S Technologies have signed a six figure contract with Bibby Offshore and Integrated Subsea Services to provide a revolutionary visual asset management system for Bibby's fleet of vessels.

Aberdeen based R2S deploys a range of specialised photography and specialist software to visually capture key assets using 360-degree spherical images.

The images can be populated with seamless interlinked scenes and multiple data formats and can feature hotspot links to plans, photographs, documents, video, audio and most digital file types.

Work has already begun on the diving support vessels Bibby Sapphire and Bibby Topaz and will be rolled out to other key assets in the Bibby fleet. The high-definition system will provide navigation walk-through and real life access to all areas of their vessels.

Through the unique combination of 360-degree photography and purpose-designed software, R2S allows end users to execute a wide range of asset management strategies and can be used to plan and record safety plans, train and induct staff and rehearse emergency scenarios.

As an intuitive asset management system, R2S can be fully integrated across the Bibby business portfolio. Informed decisions will be made easier and quicker, irrespective of location or time zone, as all decision makers have the ability to quickly familiarise themselves in the asset. Information is easily stored, accessed and distributed, simplifying change control and aiding improved management of projects.

Deploying R2S will help Bibby to increase operational efficiency and encourage and support the promotion of collaboration, communication and teamwork. The system also assists Bibby in training and familiarising staff prior to boarding vessels which maximises resources and reduces costs.

Managing Director of R2S Technologies, Brian Dillon, said: "This contract is one of three awarded to R2S in recent months by energy sector clients worth a total of more than UK250,000.

"It is a key contract award and strengthens our position as a provider of unique technological solutions to the oil and gas sector as well as cementing our relationship with Bibby Offshore and creating a platform for both companies to develop a strategic partnership.

"These contract awards will see R2S expand their UK operations and result in a requirement for additional staff."

Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive of Bibby Offshore, said: "Bibby Offshore is keen to use innovative technologies wherever possible and we see the value in working with R2S on this type of offshore application."