ePIcenter Innovation bridge: new innovation challenge in Antwerp - on collision avoidance

The ePIcenter Port of Antwerp has launched a new innovation challenge on collision avoidance in cooperation with INEOS Phenol Belgium: 'Can you come up with an innovative idea for a detection and warning system that minimizes the effect of vessel traffic on the INEOS Phenol jetty in the port of Antwerp?'


INEOS Phenol Belgium operates a jetty in the river Scheldt close to the Deurganckdok. This allows to transport feed- and end-products mainly by water. The river can be quite crowded with large and smaller vessels making their way through the water. It is not easy to predict the course of each one of those as they have to follow the bend in the river Scheldt, look at other vessels and reach their own individual destination. In order to avoid or to minimize the effect of an impact on the Jetty, INEOS Phenol is looking for an early detection and warning system.

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The challenge

In cooperation with INEOS Phenol Belgium we are launching the INEOS Innovation challenge Collision Avoidance. Is this a challenge right up your alley? Then attend the information session on December 6th or click here for more information. The winning idea will be rewarded with €5,000.

Ideas need to be submitted by January 10th.

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