Aberdeenshire energy service business ROVOP said yesterday it had won a string of contracts worth a combined £7million.
The Westhill firm, which specialises in the supply of remotely operated vehicles for the energy industry, added it had agreed deals to work on four offshore windfarms across Europe. ROVOP said 28 people would be involved in the projects in England, Belgium, Denmark and Germany over 18 months.
Chairman Mark Vorenkamp said: “Our recent contract wins highlight the strong and growing reputation of our team. The increase in the number of offshore windfarms throughout Europe has provided us with new markets for growth to supplement the strong pipeline of opportunities in oil and gas.”
ROVOP also said it had appointed two new directors, Barry Stewart and Doug Middleton.
Mr Stewart has become a director and general manager, while Mr Middleton is international operations director. Both men have joined from energy service company Neptune.
ROVOP, still in its first year of trading, employs more than 30 people.
The Crown Estate said yesterday there was more than 40 gigawatts of wave and tidal power waiting to be tapped into around Scotland’s shores.
In its UK wave and tidal key resource areas project report the organisation, which manages the seabed up to 12 miles from shore, said Scotland offered the majority of the UK’s wave resources and matched Wales and England’s tidal potential.