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Drexel Crewing Manager Ahmed Abelnasser, Drexel Operations Manager Mahmoud Eissa, Rovco CEO Brian Allen, Drexel Business Development Manager Bassem Emam (Photo: Rovco)

ROVCO Partners with Drexel

business in the region over the next five years.Through the strategic alliance with services company Drexel Marine, Rovco said it aims to gain access to the local market and offer its 3D and AI technologies to oil companies and offshore contractors across Egypt, Northeast Africa and the Middle East.Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Rovco, said, “Egypt is a significant growth market for the business and a region where we see a great deal of opportunities in both shallow and deep water developments.“This strategic partnership allows us to take bold steps towards exporting our skills, expertise

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Global Marine Group Buys Stake in Rovco

directors. He commented, “Our partnership with Rovco enables us to continually evolve our client-centric subsea solutions. By utilizing a combination of innovation and engineering excellence, we can deliver a greater range of services to enhance our customers’ operations, worldwide.”Brian Allen, founder and CEO of Rovco said, “This is a large step towards improving the efficiency of offshore IRM campaigns. We have industry leading data quality and the intelligence acquired will support preemptive asset maintenance and fault prediction, enabling customers to easily predict asset

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Rovco Awarded Funding for 3D Visualization Project

into the 3D vision technology by applying machine learning and AI based analysis to 3D survey and cable burial data. During the 18-month project, Rovco aims to achieve live transmission of 3D subsea models to shore.Additionally, as the project progresses, Rovco will commercialize its technology.Brian Allen, Rovco chief executive and founder, said, “The Innovate UK funding will enable our disruptive tech to be brought to market, bringing tangible benefits to the industry in terms of significant cost and time savings. Securing this funding follows months of commercial testing and is testament

Left to right: Paolo Cattaneo, Brett Laurenson and Alex Pretty (Photo: Rovco)

Rovco Grows Its Team

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey company Rovco said on Wednesday that it has established a dedicated business development team to support its growth plans as it looks to increase its presence in key international markets.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “The expansion of our business development team is in direct response to increased activity across both the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and is a key step forward in our ambitious plans to increase our workforce over the next 12 months.Paolo Cattaneo, Brett Laurenson and Alex Pretty collectively

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Rovco Buys a Falcon DR ROV

;s SubSLAM, live 3D vision system.The addition of the Falcon brings Rovco’s range of survey class ROVs up to five. Its fleet can be mobilized to support a wide variety of projects and are equipped with the latest technologies used for a broad range of survey and mechanical activities.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “The addition of the Falcon ROV is the latest in a series of developments within the business and reflects our continued expansion.“The Falcon is part of a planned £2-3 million investment into our latest technology and will allow us to grow our inspection

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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

laboratory, where Rovco will conduct further studies into underwater artificial intelligence and live 3D computer vision.With a number of projects in the pipeline and plans in place to purchase a fleet of autonomous vehicles, Rovco is in position to further expand its ROV and AUV service offering.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “This is an exciting time for the company and we have identified a number of opportunities to grow our business. We are seeing a more optimistic outlook across the industry and our plans for the next 12-months reflect this.“We have a number of key regions where

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Rovco Completes Amazon Reef Survey for Greenpeace

the existence of coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon, which extends further than previously thought. The calcareous ecosystem which supports fish and other reef creatures lies inside a recently licensed exploration block, approximately 28km from an exploration well in the Foz do Amazonas basin.Brian Allen, chief executive and founder of Rovco, said, “After a detailed analysis we were able to confirm that the reef overlapped the new Brazilian oil territories at the mouth of the Amazon. Until now, it was thought that corals could not develop near the mouth of a large river, where fresh water

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Rovco to Launch Live 3D Subsea Technology

inspection technology to the global energy market.To meet an increased market demand for subsea inspection around offshore windfarms, pipelines and cables, Rovco also plans grow its headcount from 10 to 30 employees within the next year and add three new ROVs to its fleet within the next six months.Brian Allen, founder and CEO of Rovco, said, “We have entered the second quarter of 2018 with a strong pipeline of sales and we are extremely confident in our ability to grow our client base both in the U.K. and overseas. Despite the ongoing market challenges, we have continued to invest in R&D

Liam Warren, operations manager at Rovco and Dominique Sewell, quality auditor. Photo Rovco

Rovco secures DNV GL accreditation

standard.   The ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation affirms a company’s ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet statutory and regulatory industry requirements, underpinning Rovco’s commitment to consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction.   Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, commented: “Within an increasingly competitive market more and more companies require management system certification from suppliers and sub-contractors in order to conduct business with them.   “This seal of approval is a huge testament to the hard work delivered

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Rovco Names Warren Operations Manager

in Brazil as a senior project engineer working on large offshore developments.    In his role at Rovco, Warren will manage the implementation of all ROV and survey projects, while sourcing the skills and resources required to ensure flawless execution, from tender to completion.   Brian Allen, founder and CEO of Rovco, said, “Liam joins Rovco at a very exciting time as we continue to develop our presence both in the U.K. and overseas. As operations manager he will be working with the team from our Bristol base to plan, prepare and execute all offshore projects, ensuring we continue

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Rovco Secures Funding for 3D Visualization Project

technology innovation and research center for advancing wind, wave and tidal energy, ORE Catapult will provide access to its state-of-the-art marine energy testing facilities and will assist in the delivery of project outputs to a wide range of end users.   Rovco chief executive and founder, Brian Allen, said, “We aim to deliver a step change in how offshore surveys are performed by generating live 3D data from survey-class ROVs to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and minimize risks.   “Compared to traditional visual survey methods, 3D delivers precise measurements and reliable

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Rovco Trials 3D Visualization Tech

point references.   The final stage involved the Severn Sea vessel, which was used to complete the ROV visual and 3D survey. The project team lived on board the vessel and worked around three available tide windows to ensure the project was delivered on time and within budget.    Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, commented, “With underwater 3D visualization, we are improving the quality of subsea ROV inspections, identifying potential problem areas more effectively and providing a better means of communicating this information.   “We were honored to support Wave Hub on

Iain Wallace (Photo: Rovco)

Wallace Joins Rovco as CTO

detect targets of interest and survey the geological characteristics of an area while in transit.    Wallace will also assist the Bristol-based firm in attracting and securing future equity as the company looks to grow its UKCS position and gears up for further overseas expansion.   Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “We are investing in the development and deployment of systems and services that deliver real value to our customers. Iain will be instrumental in driving this strategy forward while also developing our ROV 3D visualization offerings and AUV capability.”  

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Rovco Dives into International Waters

to carry out underwater inspection projects across the globe.    Currently tendering for work in the Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East and across the U.K. 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

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Rovco Dives Into International Waters

aims to become a leading ROV and inspection company within the next three years.   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 sid: “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. Looking ahead, we aim to form strategic partnerships with local companies across the globe

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Rovco Awarded Innovate UK Funding

partners in the firm’s latest venture.   Innovate UK is the U.K. Government’s innovation agency that works with people, companies and partner organizations to identify and drive forward the technology that will help grow the U.K. economy.   Rovco chief executive and founder, Brian Allen said, “Innovate UK’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems competition has allowed us to overcome some of the barriers that many start-ups face when trying to get their technology off the ground.”   “The feasibility study will allow us to begin the process of further developing

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Meet the UK’s Newest Underwater Robotics Company

company within the next three years, with expertise and capacity to carry out underwater inspection projects across the globe. The company is also about to embark on its second underwater survey project in partnership with a south-west diving company.   Led by chief executive and founder, Brian Allen, Rovco will take a unique approach to technical subsea challenges by offering a high quality, cost effective solution for underwater hydrographic survey and inspection services, using high resolution state-of-the-art 4K cameras, and 360 degree scanning sonars.   With over 15 years&rsquo

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