VOCA

Autonomy: We develop technology for intelligent machines operating in uncontrolled, harsh environments

Technology

VOCA EngineTM

Our innovative robot vision and Artificial Intelligence technology platform VOCA EngineTM has been powering applications in the offshore industry since 2014, and has been continuously developed for more than a decade.  The VOCA EngineTM is consecutively updated with new features, algorithms and support for new sensor technologies and hardware. Today, the VOCA EngineTM is designed specifically to exert autonomous machine control, and can easily be adopted to fit the scope of new, potential autonomous units.

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Expertise

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Below is a selection of tools, applications and technologies powered by VOCA EngineTM

Our technology platform is available for integration and licensing by partners and clients.

We can also provide turn-key solutions including hardware sensors, compute devices, installation & commissioning services.

Please contact us if you want to discuss potential use in your projects and products.

Investors

The majority shareholders of VOCA AS can be found by clicking the link below.

The shares of VOCA are VPS registered.
ISIN: NO 001 0649304
Number of shares: 36 100 263

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Team

Torbjørn Engedal

Managing Director

Torbjørn Engedal

Founder and managing director of VOCA, founder and CTO of Optilift. Holds an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU, Norway. Engedal has close to 20 years experience with industrial research and development, main competencies within computer vision, robot technologies and industrial computer systems.

Kjell Skappel

Chair of the Board

Kjell Skappel

Founder, partner and managing director of Stavanger Venture. Managing Director of TD Veen AS. Investor and boardmember in several technology companies. Kjell has previously held the position Regional Director for Europe-North in Cisco Systems and TANDBERG.

Camilla B. Nylund

Managing Director of OptiLift AS

Camilla B. Nylund

Several years of experience in sales and marketing, and has been account manager for major oil companies during previous employments. Nylund is experienced in delivering complex solutions that involves  improvement of work processes at customer sites. She also has experience in HR, recruitment and business development.

Tom Fidjeland

Board member

Tom Fidjeland

CEO of GCE Node. More than 30 years experience from mainly oil and gas related companies in Norway. Special competence in strategy, management of change and technology. Held the position as Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing – Drilling Systems at Cameron, Houston for several years. Before Cameran, Fidjeland has 20 years of experience from NOV, last years as Vice President Drilling Equipment Engineering.

Harald Nøkland

Senior Robotics Engineer

Harald Nøkland

Holds an MSc within control engineering from NTNU, institute of Engineering Cybernetics (Norway) and a BSc within automation from UiO (Norway). Professional experience from design, implementation and delivery of control algoritms for robotic systems.

Albert Geldenhuys

Mechanical Designer

Albert Geldenhuys

Albert Geldenhuys has extensive experience in mechanical design of tools and products for the oil and gas industry. His background is among other from designing, testing and commissioning of drilling machines and equipment at Cameron Sense (Schlumberger).

Arild Finne

Senior Software Engineer

Arild Finne

Holds an MSc within Computer Science from University of Agder, Norway. Has extensive experience as both a software developer, team lead and product champion. Before he joined VOCA, Arild worked for more than a decade at Identec Solutions, developing track-and-trace solutions for personnel- and equipment-tracking.

Jakob Lunde

Mechatronics Engineer

Jakob Lunde

Holds an MSc within Mechatronics from the University of Agder, Norway. Lunde is specialized within automated control of machines, utilising state of the art sensor technology. Among other, he has experience with robotics, computer vision, embedded software development and applied mathematics.

Ann Kristin Hilleren

Head of Finance and Compliance

Ann Kristin Hilleren

Holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Agder (Høgskolen i Agder), Norway. Hilleren has extensive experience within financial- and HR roles, and has worked for a number of companies in Norway, leading or assisting management with financial reporting and planning.

Arild Bårdsen

Advisor

Arild Bårdsen

Holds an MSc in Business Administration and an MBA in Strategic Management. Bårdsen has more than 30 years experience from management, operations and finance in Norwegian industrial business and offshore business.

Torbjørn Engedal

Managing Director

Torbjørn Engedal

Founder and managing director of VOCA, founder and CTO of Optilift. Holds an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU, Norway. Engedal has close to 20 years experience with industrial research and development, main competencies within computer vision, robot technologies and industrial computer systems.

Kjell Skappel

Chair of the Board

Kjell Skappel

Founder, partner and managing director of Stavanger Venture. Managing Director of TD Veen AS. Investor and boardmember in several technology companies. Kjell has previously held the position Regional Director for Europe-North in Cisco Systems and TANDBERG.

Camilla B. Nylund

Managing Director of OptiLift AS

Camilla B. Nylund

Several years of experience in sales and marketing, and has been account manager for major oil companies during previous employments. Nylund is experienced in delivering complex solutions that involves  improvement of work processes at customer sites. She also has experience in HR, recruitment and business development.

Tom Fidjeland

Board member

Tom Fidjeland

CEO of GCE Node. More than 30 years experience from mainly oil and gas related companies in Norway. Special competence in strategy, management of change and technology. Held the position as Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing – Drilling Systems at Cameron, Houston for several years. Before Cameran, Fidjeland has 20 years of experience from NOV, last years as Vice President Drilling Equipment Engineering.

Harald Nøkland

Senior Robotics Engineer

Harald Nøkland

Holds an MSc within control engineering from NTNU, institute of Engineering Cybernetics (Norway) and a BSc within automation from UiO (Norway). Professional experience from design, implementation and delivery of control algoritms for robotic systems.

Albert Geldenhuys

Mechanical Designer

Albert Geldenhuys

Albert Geldenhuys has extensive experience in mechanical design of tools and products for the oil and gas industry. His background is among other from designing, testing and commissioning of drilling machines and equipment at Cameron Sense (Schlumberger).

Arild Finne

Senior Software Engineer

Arild Finne

Holds an MSc within Computer Science from University of Agder, Norway. Has extensive experience as both a software developer, team lead and product champion. Before he joined VOCA, Arild worked for more than a decade at Identec Solutions, developing track-and-trace solutions for personnel- and equipment-tracking.

Jakob Lunde

Mechatronics Engineer

Jakob Lunde

Holds an MSc within Mechatronics from the University of Agder, Norway. Lunde is specialized within automated control of machines, utilising state of the art sensor technology. Among other, he has experience with robotics, computer vision, embedded software development and applied mathematics.

Ann Kristin Hilleren

Head of Finance and Compliance

Ann Kristin Hilleren

Holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Agder (Høgskolen i Agder), Norway. Hilleren has extensive experience within financial- and HR roles, and has worked for a number of companies in Norway, leading or assisting management with financial reporting and planning.

Arild Bårdsen

Advisor

Arild Bårdsen

Holds an MSc in Business Administration and an MBA in Strategic Management. Bårdsen has more than 30 years experience from management, operations and finance in Norwegian industrial business and offshore business.

Latest news

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Join Aker BP and Optilift at the International Offshore Crane & Lifting Conference!

On Thursday April 25th, Svein Harald Hetland from Aker BP and Torbjørn Engedal from Optilift will present the joint development project on remote control system for offshore cranes.

Optilift won innovation award

At the digitalization conference, with a focus on how to utilize artificial intelligence, Optilift won the innovation award.

Article at Petro.no about newly established Digital Logistics AS

VOCA recently established a new subsidiary company, based on the digital logistics features from the Optilift technology.

Visit Optilift at ONS 2018 in Stavanger Forum, Norway

By visiting our stand at ONS 2018 from August 27 to August 30, you will be able to see the new generation of the Optilift sensor unit and get a demonstration of some of the features of the new products and modules launched this year.

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