One of Eddy Pump Corporation senior engineers, Phillip Rhyner has made it to the semifinals of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition.
This is a major accomplishment in a worldwide competition for the 7 million dollar prize, reported Eddy Pump Corp.
Phill heads up the Orca Robotics team, at the same time he is a senior engineer that designs slurry pumps, dredge systems and unmanned dredge vehicles for EDDY Pump.
He played a critical component with the electrical, remote operation and hydraulic design of the Subdredge.
The focus of this Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is improving deep-sea mapping and exploration tools.
The semi-finalist teams, consisting of almost 350 individuals from 25 countries, will continue their competition later this year.