Woodside has contracted TENSA Equipment to supply its newly released wireless load controlling system, Roborigger, for a 3-month trial at its onshore supply bases.
Woodside’s contract came after TENSA successfully showcased Roborigger’s capabilities in a live demonstration to industry stakeholders last year. Attendees included companies in the mining and energy sectors including Woodside, BHP, Chevron and INPEX , construction companies including Multiplex and John Holland, Worksafe WA, and a number of crane and lifting consultants.
Woodside has been actively supporting Roborigger development since 2017. Woodside’s partnership with Innovation Central Perth supported TENSA’s project with Curtin University to develop Roborigger’s control algorithm. This received government funding under the Innovation Connections scheme.
According to Woodside Portfolio Technology Manager, Darren Shanahan, “Woodside was very impressed by the live demonstration and we are very keen to trial this technology in our operations. We believe Roborigger has the potential not only to significantly reduce the risk of accidents but also to lead to more efficient operations at our onshore supply facilities.”