A north-east firm, which provides the use of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has announced the purchase of the entire fleet of 28 systems from M2 Subsea.
The fleet expansion will enable ROVOP to better support customer operations in the future by strengthening deployment capabilities across the world, with a particular focus on Latin America, Africa, Middle East
The acquisition of this fleet is consistent with the company’s long-held growth strategy of providing a focused ROV service to its customers in all markets and geographies. The fleet is expected to be deployed in the vessel and rig markets.
Following a technical review, 19 of these systems meet the ROVOP standard and will be added to its fleet, with the remaining either being decommissioned or sold.
This will increase the number of ROVs that the firm operates to 51, including 34 hydraulic systems and 17 electric systems.
Steven Gray, ROVOP chief executive, 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.”