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Lamont Takes Over as ROVOP CEO

Subsea robotics firm ROVOP announced on Monday that its chairman David Lamont will assume the position of CEO with immediate effect, taking over for Steven Gray who is stepping down after eight years in the role.“I have enjoyed working with the ROVOP team over the past months as Chairman and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with them to deliver on the many opportunities available to the company in the ever-improving and diversifying market,” Lamont said. “ROVOP is in a particularly strong position, having grown its fleet from 15 ROVs 18 months ago to over 50

Job Biersteker (Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP Opens Rotterdam Office

including remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) technician, project engineer and project manager.Biersteker said the new base is located at the quayside and features on-site system storage and maintenance facilities and will lead to quicker more efficient mobilization of our assets in Europe.Steven Gray, ROVOP CEO said, “Job will be driving the European office to develop our new and existing clients in the region while reinforcing our position as the lead provider of ROVs to the offshore wind industry.”With headquarters in Aberdeen and Houston, ROVOP’s global scope encompasses

David Lamont (Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

as a non-executive director.Lamont has over 35 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector. After starting his career at Schlumberger where he worked for 18 years, he has held a number of senior management roles, most recently as the CEO of global energy services company Proserv.ROVOP CEO Steven Gray said, “David is a highly respected figure in the international oil and gas industry. He joins us at an exciting time of growth and we are in no doubt that his dynamism and experience in growing businesses in the subsea sector will prove invaluable.“David will play a key role in supporting

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ROVOP Acquires M2 Subsea's ROV Fleet

from competitor M2 Subsea.Following a technical review, 19 of the systems meet the ROVOP standard and will be added to its fleet, increasing the firm's ROV fleet to 51, including 34 hydraulic systems and 17 electric systems.The 11 remaining ROVs will either be decommissioned or sold.ROVOP CEO Steven Gray said, “The addition of these ROV systems to the fleet will enable ROVOP to better support customers with the appropriate ROVs for their requirements based on capability and greater cost efficiency. This increased capacity allows ROVOP to support customers with a wider geographical reach

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ROVOP Reports Record Year

much greater financial flexibility ahead of a £56m ($74m) fund raising completed in December 2017.   During the same financial year, ROVOP also saw its team increase by more than 10% from around 160 to 180. Its ROV fleet has also grown to 27, compared with 16 the previous year.   Steven Gray, ROVOP chief executive officer, said: “These results reflect a period when the market for subsea services, and ROVs in particular, remains in a deep downturn. Customers remain very cost focused, and projects have remained short and subject to delays at late notice.   “Against

During a recent visit, SoS Greg Clark meets Steven Gray, ROVOP CEO; Callum Lamont, ROVOP’s Graduate Trainee; and Douglas Young, ROVOP’s Apprentice (Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP Sees Success Despite Downturn

gas and offshore wind projects in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Europe.   The contracts are with several new clients across a number of sectors and include construction support, cable lay and protection, survey and inspection repair and maintenance (IRM).   CEO of ROVOP, Steven Gray, said, “As a result of these awards, we are increasing our offshore workforce across both Aberdeen and Houston. It’s clear that the market remains challenging, however ROVOP continues to win work by focusing on saving cost for our customer.”   Gray added, “The continued

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ROVOP Wins $4.3m Mexico and Asia Deals

the appointment of Neil Francis as Vice President of Business Development in Houston. Francis  brings over 20-years of ROV experience to the role, having held various commercial and operational positions, and will drive and lead ROVOP’s business growth in the US. Chief Executive, Steven Gray, said: “The market remains challenging but our ability to save operating costs for our customers, while using the best equipment and personnel on the market, means we continue to enjoy regular contract wins. “These awards further encourage the successful establishment of our Houston

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ROVOP Bags $3.5 Million Contract Wins

(IRM) on several major operators’ platforms, pipeline route survey in the Mediterranean and supporting the installation of an offshore wind platform off Germany. In addition to this, the company has also signed a multiyear frame agreement with a major vessel owner for ROV services. Steven Gray, ROVOP CEO, said, “The contracts won in the last month see our vehicles and personnel working with four new clients across seven client assets. Following the opening of our Western hemisphere headquarters in Houston in April, appointment of our local team and the successful delivery of our

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ROVOP Invests in New HQ and ROV Facilities

; ROVOP, which is currently based at neighbouring Arnhall Business Park in Westhill, has experienced exceptional growth since recognising a gap in the market in 2011 for an independent company which is 100% focused on providing ROV services to the oil & gas and offshore wind industries.   Steven Gray, managing director at ROVOP, said: “Establishing our own HQ is the next step in ROVOP’s evolution and enables us to build upon our specialist services in one hub, which is a major development from working across three sites.   “The addition of the test tank will also

Steven Gray receiving his award.

ROVOP's Gray Garners UK Entrepreneur Award

The managing director of rapidly growing subsea specialist ROVOP last night (October 2) received prestigious industry recognition after being named as the UK’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 for international business growth. Judges singled out Steven Gray from a shortlist of the nation’s most successful and innovative business leaders, for his outstanding achievement in building an organisation that has experienced exceptional global growth since its inception in 2011. The judges remarked that “Steven maximised his background in law and banking to become a true entrepreneur.

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