About us

Abyss Solutions was founded by four scientists and engineers from The University of Sydney in 2014, looking to vastly improve maintenance and equipment observation methods through advanced yet practical technology.

Prior to starting the company, the founders Nasir, Masood, Abraham and Hina were deeply involved in various fields of research including marine robotics, civil and geotechnical engineering, optical sensing, data analysis and economics. With a combined experience spanning diverse fields and working all around the world with leaders in industry and research, they developed a passion for solving real-world issues using groundbreaking technology.

The founders of Abyss strongly believe that the last exploration frontier, the oceans, are a gold mine of challenges that their combined skills, expertise and vision can solve. Before going to the depths of the Mariana trench, Abyss tackled issues closer to home in the form of urban water infrastructure inspection and maintenance. Their revolutionary approach is critical to the sustainability and safety of all cities and towns.

Abyss Solutions has since adapted its technology to inspect underwater assets such as dams, reservoirs, canals, bridges, ship hull inspections and oil and gas platforms which were previously deemed as highly difficult.

Our Mission

To be the leader in data-driven asset management through real-world applications.

Our Vision

Providing infrastructure, and environmental assessment and monitoring by using information-driven solutions.

Our Values

In everything that we do and say:

Transparency,
Innovation,
Relationship-based,
Reliability,
Evidence-based decision making.

 

DR. NASIR AHSAN

FOUNDER | CEO

GREGORY FYFFE

COO

MASOOD NAQSHBANDI

FOUNDER | CCO

LACHLAN GRANT

CFO

FRANK BENTON

BD GLOBAL OIL AND GAS

HINA AHSAN

FOUNDER | FINANCE CONTROLLER USA

IAN DAVIS

CHAIRMAN

MARCUS MAICHIN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JOHN DARMODY

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DAVID BRADY

BD WATER GLOBAL

DR. SUCHET BARGOTI

CTO

ABRAHAM KAZZAZ

FOUNDER | CHIEF ENGINEER

SEAN KILLGALLON

ROV SUPERVISOR / OPERATIONS MANAGER

TOBY DUNNE

ABYSS FABRIC – PRODUCT LEAD

DR. LASHIKA MEDAGODA

BLACK OPS LEAD – R&D – PLATYPUS LEAD (ABYSS TUNNELS)

DR. ERIC FERGUSON

ML LEAD

JORDAN JOLLY

ABYSS LANTERN (SUBSEA O&G) – PRODUCT LEAD

Abyss Inshore – Case Study

Shannon Creek Dam The 30,000 megalitre Shannon Creek Dam is located west of Coutts Crossing and 18 kilometres south of Grafton on the NSW north coast. It is an off-river storage reservoir that supplies water to the Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour areas. The dam...

Abyss Extract – Case Study

The Abyss Extract case study was designed to trial and assess Abyss Solutions’ machine learning algorithm, and its ability to reduce the time required to review footage and its potential to automatically identify and code defects. The trial was conducted in two...

Abyss Lantern Eye – Case Study

Mooring chain inspections are costly, tedious, operationally challenging and often result in inconclusive findings with current inspection methods. Here divers or ROVs are deployed subsea and equipped with callipers they take high precision measurements. The error...

Abyss Fabric – Case Study

The Abyss Fabric technology has revolutionised the identification of condition visualisation, fabric maintenance planning and prioritisation, allowing you to work from a predictive maintenance mode, significantly saving in both time and costs. It has proved to reduce...