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Cluster Insight With Argus Remote Systems

Frode Korneliussen, CEO of Argus Remote Systems AS.
Frode Korneliussen, CEO of Argus Remote Systems AS.

– We are one of the few electrical Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) manufacturers with more than 12.000 hours at 5850 meters water depths, says Frode Korneliussen from Argus Remote Systems.

Cluster Insight is a column where we ask six questions to catch a glimpse into the daily business-lives of our cluster partners and members.

This week, we spoke with Frode Korneliussen to learn more about him and his work in Argus Remote Systems, a manufacturer of electrical Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) which are designed and built in Bergen.

1. What is your role in Argus Remote Systems?

I am the CEO of the company, but I am also involved in the product development and sales processes.

2. Your main focus at work right now is?

My main focus right now, is to reinforce the position for our brand ARGUS RS as one of the few, or maybe the only manufacturer, of ROVs with more than 12.000 hours in operation at 5850 meters water depths.

Every component on the ROV, is exposed for approximately 600bar and the pressure makes every cable on the vehicle hard as a bolt of iron.

3. Biggest challenges and opportunities for Argus Remote Systems in the future?

If we exclude Covid 19; our biggest challenge is to teach our potential customers, the difference between a traditional Hydraulic ROV and an electrical ROV.

The difference being that electrical ROV’s are more efficient and eco-friendly as they cause less oil waist and acoustic noise.

There are many opportunities as long we maintain a team of multi-skilled employees. Deepwater mining and fish farming will be important markets for Argus Remote Systems, and we aim to be stronger in those markets in the future.

4. Best part of being member in a cluster

A membership in GCE Ocean Technology makes it easier to pick up trends and moreover the cluster opens up doors to new markets and projects to partake in.

5. Your business motto

Everything is possible, it just takes time.

6. Which cluster member should we interview next?

I would like to send the baton over to Scantrol AS.


Thank you for the insight Frode.

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Argus is manufacturer of electrical ROVs which are designed and built in Bergen, Norway. They have also extensive experience with operating Argus ROVs, for the oil and gas industry, subsea power cable industries, research institutions and aquaculture.

They can thus offer their customers hardware, service, training and operation support.

Argus was established in 1991 and has an impressive track record of high-performance electrical ROVs and well accomplished ROV missions.

Argus has delivered 119 complete subsea systems including ROVs, TMS’ and other custom builds.

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