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ROVOP adds jobs after contract wins

Greg Clark Steven Gray Callum Lamong Douglas Young

Subsea firm ROVOP, which operates remotely controlled vehicles, it is create jobs after securing $4million of contract wins in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Europe.

The company, which was visited by Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark, said the deals are with several new clients across a number of sectors.

These include construction support, cable lay and protection, survey and inspection repair and maintenance.

Chief executive Steven Gray, said: “I am encouraged by the contract awards and continued positive momentum in increasing both our client base and future pipeline of work.

“As a result of these awards, we are increasing our offshore workforce across both Aberdeen and Houston. 

“ROVOP has invested heavily since its inception in recruiting the best people and the most advanced ROV technology.  Our commitment to providing a focused and dedicated ROV service remains a key differentiator in our marketplace.

“We were delighted to welcome the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark to our Aberdeen facilities today, which allowed us to outline our full service capabilities and briefly detail our key target markets in which we operate – oil and gas, offshore wind, telecoms and power transmission industries.

“This followed a similar visit two weeks ago by Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy.

“The continued prolonged market downturn has been significant.  However, this downturn will undoubtedly create opportunity for those companies who address the current challenges and adapt to the new market environment.  This flexible approach, along with looking to increase cost efficiencies to clients should ensure we continue to be well positioned in our target markets.”

Photo: Greg Clark, Steven Gray, Callum Lamont and Douglas Young (contributed)

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