Rovco chief executive and founder, Brian Allen (photo: Rovco)
UK-based start-up Rovco has taken its firsts steps into international waters and made significant progress towards growing its global footprint following the completion of two subsea survey contracts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
The contract awards saw Rovco perform advanced subsea survey work in Fiji and Oman, utilising its state-of-the-art SubAtlantic Mojave, Seaeye Falcon and VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs.
Launched in September, the company has also been awarded its first ROV consultancy project with one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers and recently employed two new ROV pilots. It is now looking to appoint a chief technology officer as it continues to grow its UKCS position and gear up for further overseas expansion.
With an increasing pipeline of work, the firm aims to become a leading ROV and inspection company within the next three years, with expertise and capacity to carry out underwater inspection projects across the globe.
Currently tendering for work in the Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East and across the UK and Europe, Rovco is poised for further success both at home and further afield.
Rovco chief executive and founder, Brian Allen commented: “It has been an incredible first few months in business. We have far exceeded our initial sales predictions and we are currently preparing for a number of projects that are due to start in March.
“These contract wins are testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have made a concerted effort to explore markets and developments which could really benefit from the expertise of the UK oil and gas industry.
“Looking ahead, we aim to form strategic partnerships with local companies across the globe in a bid to increase trade opportunities, exporting our skills and expertise to overseas markets. We are in a strong position to support both existing and new clients, delivering cost-effective engineering methods for even the most complex projects across the globe.”
With an expanding fleet of ROVs, sized from micro to large inspection vehicles, Rovco has the resources required to provide inshore/offshore services and inspections anywhere in the world. Offering a unique approach to technical subsea challenges, Rovco has the expertise to deliver a high quality, cost effective solution for underwater hydrographic survey and inspection services, using high resolution state-of-the-art 4K cameras, scanning sonars, multibeam echosounders and sub bottom profilers.