Westhill-based subsea firm ROVOP said it had made a strong start to 2013 by picking up £3.5million of contracts in January and expanding its management team.
The company, which provides subsea remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) services, has taken on former Subsea 7 sales manager Moray Melhuish as commercial director and Mike Duffus, previously at Bibby Remote Intervention, as project manager.
The firm said its new contracts were across both oil and gas and offshore wind and followed a busy 2012 in which the firm supported projects including an oil and gas pipelinestabilisation project in Norway, jackup operations, cable lay, survey and dredging in the North Sea.
ROVOP will be showing off the latest addition to its ROV fleet today, the 150hp Schilling HD, which is capable of working in waters up to nearly 10,000ft.
Managing director Steven Gray said: “This combination of new contract wins and repeat business is testament to the strong track record.
“Being 100% focused on ROV services has helped est-ablish our reputation among our customer base. We exp-erienced strong growth throughout 2012 and anticipate a busy year ahead.”
ROVOP employs about 40 staff and has been backed by funding from Scottish Loan Fund, RBS and Scottish Enterprise.