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ROVCO Completes Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Project

$1 million contract that resulted in completion of the baseline asset integrity survey at the newly constructed Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, a 353MW installed capacity wind farm which lies 30km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.“This project demonstrates the future of offshore inspection,” said Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Rovco. “innogy is the first of our customers to complete a whole field 3D inspection, the data they’ve obtained will go a long way to enabling and ensuring better asset integrity and knowledge of their infrastructure. The success of this project is also a testament

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Rovco Nets $12.8 Mln in 12 Months

surveys primarily to offshore wind farms and other tier 1 service companies in the UK and Asia markets.The organization also introduced its time-saving and automation technology to the global oil and gas industry, showcasing its machine learning and computer vision systems to several oil majors.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “We have dedicated and invested a huge amount of time and effort into developing innovative technology solutions for our clients. The majority of the projects have been for offshore wind farms, where we have significant delivery experience. We have also secured some

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

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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

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