AML Oceanographic Ltd. said it has purchased the global rights to the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) product line from Rolls-Royce Canada. Originally developed in Halifax by Brooke Ocean Technology (BOT) and later owned by Rolls-Royce, the MVP system is used for high speed, underway profiling.
According to AML CEO, Robert Haydock, “Many MVP users are already AML customers and vice-versa. The strategic fit is very tight; this purchase makes AML a provider of end-to-end vertical profiling solutions for our core hydrographic customers. We look forward to breathing new life into the technology.”
The MVP user base is distributed throughout Europe, Asia, North America and South America, and includes such hydrographic leaders as the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) and NOAA.
AML said it now owns the global rights to manufacture new systems and support of the existing install base.
Going forward, MVP activities will be managed out of AML’s Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office, where AML’s team already has extensive history with MVP systems, with more than 50 man years of design, manufacture and support experience.
Paul Shapleigh, General Manager of Naval Handling Products at Rolls-Royce Canada, said, “With their experienced MVP team, AML is the natural choice to take guardianship of the product, and we are confident that our customers and their MVP systems are in good hands.”