Newry-based Re-Gen Robotics has invested £1.5m in the first and only remotely controlled, ‘no man entry’ robotic tank cleaning company in the British Isles.
A sister firm of Re-Gen Waste Ltd, the company has claimed that its tank cleaning system will cut out fatalities across the industry. It has invested in two new machines.
Managing director Fintan Duffy said: “Every year as many as 25 people in Ireland and the UK lose their lives working in confined spaces. Exposure to hazardous petrochemicals, heat stress and slips or falls are the main risks faced by workers who manually clean oil tanks.
“With Re-Gen Robotics, tanks can be automatically cleaned fast, in a predictable way, using technology that meets the highest safety standards.”