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Ocean Infinity buys Portuguese software engineering firm

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has acquired the Portugal-based software engineering specialists Abyssal.

Abyssal’s technology ranges from a managed cloud data platform, synthetic environments, advanced 3D visualization and operation management system tools for the offshore industry.

According to Ocean Infinity, integrating the new software expertise with the company’s robotic fleet will further underpin its data acquisition operations through the development of operational simulation, fleet management and cloud data tools.

The 38 Abyssal employees will operate from Porto, Portugal.

“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.”

Earlier this year, the Houston-based Ocean Infinity acquired Swedish marine survey specialist MMT, stating that the combined force will maximize the potential of its fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and the new Armada fleet of uncrewed, low-emission, robotic ships.