Critical Software creates a centre of excellence devoted to solutions with application at sea
Centre of excellence devoted to the development of solutions with application to sea exploration
19 Apr 2012
Critical Software – a company specialising in providing dependable technologies for critical systems – has created a centre of excellence devoted to Maritime Solutions, a new competence area for the development of solutions that can be applied to the sea’s economy.
“This centre of excellence is the result of an investment that Critical Software has made over the last decade in areas such as Defence, Security and Energy, which is now consolidated in an integrated strategy, potentiating the several relevant sectors of the sea’s economy”, says Ricardo Maia, business development manager for Maritime Solutions at Critical Software.
“The importance of the sea for Portugal, as a driver for our image and know-how, has been growing, and we believe in this market’s potential to promote the country’s development by creating new business opportunities”, he further states.
The Maritime Solutions centre of excellence’s mission is to develop systems and technological solutions to support organisations in addressing the great challenges ahead in the different activities connected to the sea in sectors such as energy, search and rescue, environmental monitoring and sea law enforcement.
“Security and the ability to obtain real-time information is critical for organisations to develop their mission; it is in creating those conditions that Critical wants to work closely with organisations that want to explore the opportunities provided by the sea” – says Marco Costa, CEO of Critical Software.
The Critical Group is developing solutions to monitor and control off-shore renewable energy generation platforms, such as the Poseidon platform, a sustainable energy hybrid that transforms wave and wind energy into electricity. “This solution uses the most advanced failure monitoring and detection (structural or instant), allowing for a timely intervention, avoiding costly downtime or major damages, increasing the effectiveness in energy generation at the same time as it reduces maintenance costs”, as pointed out by Rui Avelãs Nunes, business development manager for Energy & Utilities at Critical Software.
In the scope of the collaboration with the Portuguese Navy, Critical Software is developing solutions to support search and rescue operations, environmental monitoring and sea law enforcement. In these areas, Critical is committed to meeting challenges related to the ability to predict and react rapidly, and with the appropriate means, when an incident, illegal operation or environmental disaster occur, in the large sea areas. Together with the Portuguese Navy, Critical Software has presented last March, in Dublin (Ireland), its latest product to support search and rescue operations at sea, at an international event devoted to this area.
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