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ABB Energy Industries is enabling safe, smart and sustainable projects and operations for businesses across the oil, gas, chemicals, life sciences, power generation and water sectors. Driving integrated solutions that automate, digitalize and electrify industry we connect our people and technology to help our customers adapt and succeed. With over 50 years domain expertise, we continue to innovate and reshape traditional approaches across the energy sector with our technologies designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, reduce energy consumption and waste.

Opportunity open for Bachelor thesis «Remote Inspection for Unmanned Installations»

Unmanned installations for offshore oil platforms and wind farms is an attractive business model for the energy industry. Great financial benefits and improved HSE are some of the motivators. Remote supervision and inspection of the unmanned installations is a challenge that the technology comes to solve. Constant video surveillance and remote operation of the mobile cameras are some of the requirements. Due to the uniqueness of the installations and the different regulations per industry there is not one solution fits all and this is what makes it even more challenging.

The project requires the following: 

  • Research into the state of art of remote control and mobility of surveillance camera equipment using AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Demonstration of a functional solution

 Competence Required:

  • PLC Programming
  • Python
  • Motion control
  • Profinet
  • Familiar with Electrical and Automation concepts
  • Networking
  • Familiar with wireless communication protocols and equipment
  • Some handy mechanical skills


For more information or questions, please contact: education@no.abb.com with “Remote inspection for unmanned installations” in the headline. Please note that the thesis work is applicable only for students enrolled in the Norwegian universities.

Please apply latest by the 20th of October, 2022.

ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. The Process Automation (PA) business area (>$6B revenue in 2021, 22,000 employees), automates, electrifies and digitalizes some of the most complex industrial infrastructures on this planet. Through its five divisions, it serves customers in the energy, process and hybrid industries – from hydrocarbons, chemicals, water, mining, minerals, pulp & paper to marine and ports, and many more. PA stands at the heart of some of the most important shifts in society, helping the energy-intense industries to safer, smarter and more sustainable operations to enable a prosperous, low-carbon society. For more information on PA, refer to https://global.abb/group/en/investors/strategy-events/pa-capital-markets-day-2022

We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated) through the ABB career portal. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.