Current Situation


The Hookbot remote-controlled robot for offshore platforms has been designed with the goal to improve safety, minimise risks and incease productivity in handling and moving containers in maritime platforms and in extreme conditions.

Currently, handling and moving this cargo carries intrinsic risks for operators who intervene when engaging and disengaging the lifting chains from the containers. Specifically, on oil platforms during the loading and unloading of containers from a supply ship.

The ship’s movement, along with the handling capacity of the crane operator, generate instability and insecurity due to the relative movement between platform and ship in the positioning of the containers.

This often causes impacts with other containers or metal structures of the cargo ship.

Close to 1/3 of incidents in offshore platforms are related to the lifting process.


Check Out the Remote-Controlled Robot for Offshore Platforms!



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Offshore Containers with Unique Lifting Point

Open Top Container with two Masterlinks

Textile Lifting Slings


How does the Hookbot work?

The Hookbot is an autonomous remote-controlled robot for offshore platforms that allows the remote movement on a flat surface with obstacles.

It is a simple, compact, robust and fail-safe robot which carries an evo20 automatic hook and hangs from the crane’s hook.

The crane operator will be limited to simply manoeuvring and placing the robot on the ship’s deck, where the Hookbot takes the ship’s reference and eliminates the positional variability, and absorbing the relative movement between platform and ship.

The remote-controlled robot for offshore platforms automatically engages and releases the container’s lifting ring thanks to the vertical and angular adjustment of the evo20 crane hook, eliminating the need for an operator to be close to the load.

Productivity is enhanced during the manoeuvring process, and no modification to the currently used containers is required.

All functions are controlled remotely, reducing the need of personnel involved to zero, reaching the ultimate goal of an UNMANNED PLATFORM.


Contact Us

Elebia Autohooks S.L.U.

Plaça Pere Llauger Prim, Naus 10-11

Polígon Industrial Can Misser

08360 Canet de Mar

(Barcelona) Spain

(+34) 93 543 4706

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