Ocean Alpha, a Chinese company which specialises in USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) has launched its state of the art technology to remedy the deteriorating state of Ghana’s water bodies and also to limit the rate at which our water bodies are being polluted.
Minister of Ghana water resources visted oceanalpha booth and admire our technology
The company showcased their products at the Water Africa and West Africa Building Construction Exhibition 2017 held at the Accra International Center, The week-long programme created an avenue for companies to exhibit new technologies suitable for the construction industry.
In recent times Ghana has been struck with water pollution crisis and the issue is almost becoming unresolvable with the advent of “galamsey” which is like a new cancer for the country and its citizens. Ocean Alpha believes can reduce drastically if their technology is used by industrial companies, governmental agencies, research institutes and universities to protect and monitor the condition of our water bodies.
Workshop in Ghana water research institute
Aside securing our water bodies, the Ocean USV can carry out other important functions such as hydrology research, scientific exploration, hydrographic survey, emergency search and rescue. Also, security agencies like the police and navy can adopt this equipment to up security in Ghana. The device has a GPS, obstacle avoidance, water sampling feature and it is remotely controlled.
Visiting the country for the first time, Ran Zhang, Marketing Director of Ocean Alpha in an interview stated that their USV will improve environmental protection in Ghana especially in the face of illegal mining.