ROVOP Bolsters Fleet of Subsea Vehicles

Scottish subsea vehicle specialist ROVOP announced Monday that it is bolstering its fleet of remotely-operated vehicles by investing $6 million in two new units.

The latest additions to its fleet have come just weeks after the Aberdeen-based ROVOP announced it had signed $5.3 million of contracts in January, which it said ensure its will have a strong order book in 2013.

ROVOP has bought a new 150 horsepower work class Schilling HD ROV, rated to work in depths of up to 9,850 feet. It also acquired an SAAB Cougar XT ROV system, which the company said it selected for its "powerful yet compact" features.

Visiting the firm Monday, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey described ROVOP as "a leading specialist in its field".

Davey, who met ROVOP senior management during a trip to Aberdeen to meet energy business leaders, said:

"[ROVOP] is an example of how British companies are playing a pivotal role in ensuring that the UK remains at the global vanguard of the energy industry by capitalising on their expertise and reputation for innovation.”

Supported during its growth phase by both the Scottish and UK governments, ROVOP won the 2012 Business Growth accolade at the Scottish Green Energy Awards in December.


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