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Rovco in Management Shift as CEO Set to Lead New Robotics firm Vaarst

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV services to the offshore energy industry, on Thursday said its CEO would lead a new start-up technology company, Vaarst, which will be looking for business opportunities in the wider industrial robotics sectors. Rovco also announced a management shift as part of the Vaarst launch. Simon Miller will take over as new Managing Director of Rovco, while the newly appointed CFO and Director, Nick Boorman will lead the group alongside CEO, Brian Allen, who turns his attention to the development of Vaarst.Simon Miller, newly appointed MD, has previously served as General

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3t Energy Buys Petrofac's UK Training Business

simulation).Kevin Franklin, CEO of 3t Energy Group, says: “Buying Petrofac’s UK in-person training presence was an excellent opportunity that we had to explore.  It allows us to extend our customer offering and demonstrates our commitment to providing the very best training to the energy industry.”  Mark Corrigan, Chairman of 3t Energy Group, said the deal would have a transformational impact on the Group.He said: "The deal expands our portfolio of services and our training now reaches most parts of the energy eco-system, including the fast-growing renewables sector.

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Subsea Battery Developer EC-OG Names Chairman to Help it Grow

gateway for renewable energy that provides uninterrupted power supply predominantly for seabed use. EC-OG Raises Funds for Subsea Battery SystemRichard Knox, Managing Director at EC-OG said: “The Coronavirus crisis has underlined how important sustainability will be to the future of the energy industry. EC-OG manufactures world-leading energy management products that will help the industry reduce its carbon footprint. The business is now poised for a period of rapid growth and the appointment of Bob as Chairman, with a strong track record of diversifying and internationalizing businesses on

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Survey: UK Subsea Industry Shows Signs of Optimism

services, has reported more than trebling its revenues in the last 12 months.Rovco Chief executive, Brian Allen, said: “Having initially started out in oil and gas, almost 90% of our business now comes from the offshore wind sector. As a result of winning significant work in the renewable energy industry in the last year, we have increased our headcount by 40%, creating over 20 new jobs. "Our success is driven by innovation and the sheer determination of our staff to make a difference. Investing profits into the development of technologies which are appealing to the offshore wind industry&r

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Gilmore Names New CEO. Targets Acquisitions

Nemetz as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).The company is a subsidiary of Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv and provides flow control products and equipment for the drilling, downhole, production, and wider industrial sectors.Gilmore said that under Nemetz, who has 25 years' experience in the energy industry, it would actively pursue appropriate business acquisitions that will accelerate penetration into new markets or widen its product capabilities and range."Nemetz has significant experience of defining and executing strategic growth plans and this background has already proved invaluable

Ashtead Technology CFO  Ingrid Stewart

Subsea Tech Firm Ashtead Names CFO and Five Managers

, Mark Vela has joined as US operations manager in Houston, and Dan Davies has taken up his new role as NDT market manager within the company’s inspection solutions team in Bedfordshire, England.Ashtead Technology CEO Allan Pirie said: “Ingrid’s substantial corporate finance and energy industry experience will make a significant contribution to our growth ambition as we further integrate and invest in our global operations to support the increase in business in offshore wind, decommissioning, and oil and gas.“Bolstering our management team in the UK and the US will ensure we

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Ocean Power Technologies Adds Three Directors to Its Board

Hewlett has more than 40 years of experience in offshore engineering design, manufacturing, and operations, having most recently served from 2015 to 2019 as Chief Operating Officer of Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII), a global provider of engineered services and products to the offshore energy industry as well as the defense, entertainment, and aerospace industries. Hewlett has also served on the Board of Directors of Seismic City, Inc. since April 2000. Mr. Hewlett will Chair the OPT Board of Directors' Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Committee.Diana Purcel has 20 years of experience

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VIDEO: Vryhof's Mooring Solution Eliminates Need for Winches

Vryhof, a provider of anchoring and mooring solutions for the offshore energy industry, has developed a mooring solution called Stevadjuster which promises to eliminate the need for winches on the platform being moored.Targeted for deployment on floating wind turbines, FPSOs, rigs, and fish farms, the solution - recently featured in Offshore Engineer Magazine - promises to cut cost and improve safety.Earlier this year, Stevadjuster was one of eight technologies to receive Scottish Government funding and developer support as part of the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition run by the

Dr Cheryl Burgess joins the SUT in January as Chief Executive (Photo: SUT)

SUT Appoints Cheryl Burgess as Chief Executive

The Society for Underwater Technology announced it has appointed Dr. Cheryl Burgess as Chief Executive, effective January 2021.Burgess brings to the role over three decades’ experience in the energy industry, including oil and gas (both offshore and onshore), renewables and utilities. She takes over from Steve Hall who has held the post for the past four years.The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s

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