The UK company plans to invest £9.5m in the new unit over the next two years
UK company Rovco has launched a new hydrographic division to offer a range of services to the offshore energy sectors.
A total of £9.5m is being invested in the new division to be spent over the next 24 months.
Rovco Survey Solutions will offer a broad range of hydrographic services, from wind farm site and cable route surveys, spanning seabed mapping, geophysical and shallow geotechnical services, to hazard surveys and UXO target identification.
This will go alongside broader offerings such as UXO disposal, marine habitat assessment surveys and archaeological investigations, the company said.
It will use the Vaarst’s SubSLAM 3D vision system to help provide the service.
Rovco will add a further eight people this month to its 45-strong survey team.
Rovco managing director Simon Miller said: “The launch of ‘Rovco Survey Solutions’ represents an important and significant milestone for our company.
“Our objective is to fuse our immense talent of experienced surveyors and our inshore, nearshore and offshore operational know-how, with our cutting-edge technology and flexible approach.
“We continue to add to our hydrographic talent pool to grow our offering, enabling us to provide a single stop project-based solution for our customers.
“The European hydrographic survey market is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years, and as the growth of offshore wind continues.
“I am delighted that Rovco is now well-positioned to support our clients with their hydrographic survey and subsea robotics needs.”