In a nutshell:
Official inauguration of the ROSEN site in Bremen on Friday, October 13
More than 70 invited guests from politics, maritime administration, industry and research as well as employees
Ceremonial unveiling of the new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Employees celebrated an internal company party in the evening
We officially inaugurated our Bremen office at a ceremony on Friday, October 13, 2023. The office is located directly on the Weser and embedded in the maritime research landscape consisting of a university, colleges and numerous excellent research institutions – a combination that could not have been more fitting for the research and development site. The location ensures optimal testing opportunities for the maritime projects the team is working on in Bremen and at the same time offers an intensive connection to the highly qualified students.
The team in Bremen currently includes 14 employees and 12 students working on research and development of inspection tools and software for maritime applications. The Arberger Hafendamm site in Bremen's Hemelingen district was occupied almost three years ago, but busy schedules and Corona have prevented an opening ceremony in recent years. This was made up for now. More than 70 guests from politics, maritime administration, industry and research as well as numerous companions from the ROSEN Group attended the event.
In the official part, Peter Kampmann (Site Manager in Bremen) first welcomed the guests. He thanked for the great support and uncomplicated cooperation with politics, authorities and surrounding research institutes, and of course all colleagues involved in the project and the work on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)! Hermann Rosen then introduced the company to the guests, followed by a speech from Kristina Vogt (Senator for Economics, Ports and Transformation). The Bremen politician made it clear that ROSEN had chosen Bremen as the right location in Germany, as important research institutes and other companies in the maritime environment and their supplier sectors are located in the Hanseatic city. In addition, she said, 40 percent of all marine researchers in Germany are employed in Bremen. She concluded by emphasizing her delight at the high proportion of students, as there are almost as many students working at the site as employees – this ratio is unparalleled in Bremen.
This was followed by the (for now) final highlight: the ceremonial unveiling of the new AUV. The next generation of the AUV is a 1,000 meter deep diving autonomous underwater vehicle, which was jointly developed by colleagues from Lingen (Ems) and Bremen as part of the research project CIAM ("Cooperative Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Autonomous Underwater Monitoring Solution") and is now entering testing. The guests were impressed by this project and concluded the event with a buffet and many interesting conversations.
The final highlight for the colleagues on site was the company party on the same evening. For this purpose, the hall was emptied, the disco ball was hung on the crane and the new AUV was maneuvered above the pool. A foosball and air field hockey table, good food and music rounded things off. Colleagues celebrated, danced and chatted with their families until late into the night.