VOCA

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

Technology

VOCA EngineTM

Our innovative robot vision and artificial intelligence technology platform has been developed for more than a decade, and has been powering applications in the offshore industry since 2014. The VOCA EngineTM is continously being further developed with new features, algorithms and support for new sensor technologies and hardware.

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Our technology platform is available for integration and licensing by partners and clients.  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 more than fifteen years of experience with industrial research and development, with 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

Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing – Drilling Systems at Cameron, Houston. More than 30 years experience from mainly oil and gas related companies in Norway. Special competence in strategy, management of change and technology. 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.

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.

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).

Kjetil Næss

Operations Supervisor

Kjetil Næss

Received his BSc Hons within Computation from University of Manchester, and has more than 20 years of professional experience as a software engineer.

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 more than fifteen years of experience with industrial research and development, with 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

Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing – Drilling Systems at Cameron, Houston. More than 30 years experience from mainly oil and gas related companies in Norway. Special competence in strategy, management of change and technology. 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.

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.

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).

Kjetil Næss

Operations Supervisor

Kjetil Næss

Received his BSc Hons within Computation from University of Manchester, and has more than 20 years of professional experience as a software engineer.

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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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.

Aker BP and Optilift presents at Energyworld 2018

Listen to Offshore Installation Manager at Alvheim, Thomas Hoff Hansen, and Managing Director of Optilift, Camilla Nylund at the conference. Also visit the Optilift-stand for a chat and a demo!

Article in Stavanger Aftenblad about alpine skiers Svindal and Jansrud

Stavanger Aftenblad wrote an article about how Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal have invested 3 million NOK in Optilift AS through mother company VOCA AS. – We appreciate investors that aim for the gold, says managing director Camilla Nylund.

Aker BP agreement for Integrated Logistics

VOCA AS, the mother company of OptiLift AS, has entered into agreement with Aker BP to test the OptiLift Integrated Logistics solution.

EU Horizon 2020 grant through the SME Instrument

VOCA was recently awarded a grant from the EU commission as part of the SME Instrument to execute a full commercialisation of the OptiLift technology platform.

Collaboration between Sparrows Group and OptiLift

OptiLift and Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group are pleased to report we have formed a strategic partnership to deliver cutting-edge robot vision laser technology which will dramatically improve the up-time of lifting operations.

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  • 4623 Kristiansand
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