Aberdeenshire-based remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) service provider Rovop will increase its Houston headcount by 10% this year.
The decision comes on the heels of a number of contract wins for Rovop in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Rovop, which currently employs around 135 people globally, recently finished of a pipeline installation campaign with Drebbel de Mexico.
The two companies will now work together to provide ROV services for pre-lay survey, riser inspection and crossing fabrication with concrete mattresses for a multinational operator.
Wayne Betts, president of Rovop’s Houston operations, said: “We are particularly pleased with our performance in the initial contract with Drebbel because with safety being of paramount importance, precisely positioning the mattresses in zero visibility meant that we eliminated the risk to divers by deploying one of our high-performance ROVs and expert operators. We look forward to working together on future projects.
“We are bucking the trend in an industry by adjusting to the lower oil price and increasing focus on efficiencies to meet our customer’s needs. In Houston, we have seen a steady growth curve since inception and we expect that to continue for the rest of the year.”