IN BRIEF: New appointments at Aberdeen harbour: New subsea operator launches with 10-strong ROV fleet

 

Alexandra McIntosh
Alexandra McIntosh

Aberdeen Harbour Board has completed the restructuring of its marine operations department with the internal appointment of a new harbour master and a marine manager.

Captain Jeff Gaskin, formerly the Harbour’s Marine Superintendent, has been appointed Harbour Master following the retirement of Captain Ray Shaw.

Alexandra McIntosh has been appointed to the new role of Marine Manager. The position replaces that of Assistant Harbour Master, which was held by Captain Danny Stroud prior to his retiral.

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ROV subsea jacket inspectionROVCO – a new subsea company with a 10-strong fleet of ROVs – has launched to provide remotely operated surveying and subsea services for both oil and gas, and renewable energy companies.

Based in Bristol, it has already secured its first contract – with a UK Marine Trust.

Brian Allen, chief executive and founder, said: “In this low oil price environment, clients are looking for lower-cost subsea services while still maintaining a high focus on safety and quality.”

Neil Gordon, Chief Executive of Subsea UK commented: “Rovco has launched at a time when a number of companies are feeling the strain of the sustained low oil price. However its business model is built around exactly what the industry needs to overcome these challenges.

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