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Young Singaporeans to watch: A platform for good

19 Dec, 2020

The Straits Times (Singapore) recently published an article featuring young Singaporeans to watch which included Grace Chia, CEO and Co-founder of BeeX (winner of Smart Port Challenge 2020).

Excerpt from the article:

BeeX builds the world’s most powerful underwater vehicles that pack superior “intellect” and physical propulsion into a compact size.

Its chief executive officer Grace Chia believes engineering can make underwater inspection work safer and more environmentally friendly.

BeeX uses marine robots to inspect port infrastructure, ship hulls, floating solar farms, and underwater foundations of offshore oil and gas jackets and wind turbines. Divers hence do not have to be put at risk for such work and carbon emissions from diesel vessels deployed for such missions are cut.

The underwater craft allow autonomous surface vessels to recharge without returning to port. Operators intervene from shore only when necessary.

Ms Chia’s work involves building prototypes that are reliable and scalable.

BeeX was the first Singaporean team to ever compete in a global autonomous marine robotics competition held annually in the United States.

 

Read the full article here.