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Aberdeen firm puts ROV market online

Aberdeen firm puts ROV market online

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23 January 2019

The first online marketplace dedicated to remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) has been launched by Aberdeen company ROVHUB.

It connects ROV owners with opportunities worldwide and allows ROV seekers to shortlist and contact relevant contractors with a few clicks of a mouse, founder David Gault says.

"We operate internationally and across multiple industries, so enquiries could range from a mini ROV for a quick inspection in West Africa to a long-term requirement for a work-class ROV in the North Sea,” said Gault.

"ROVHUB complements the traditional business development efforts of ROV owners and can generate additional interesting leads with little effort and at low cost.”

Gault has 30 years’ experience in commercial intelligence, subsea business development and shipbroking. He developed ROVHUB after seeing ROVs lying idle in the wake of the 2014 oil and gas downturn.

"The oil and gas market is picking up but there is still spare ROV capacity. ROVHUB can flag up alternative opportunities for owners outside their core regions and in other sectors such as renewables and aquaculture.”

"It also makes other industries more aware of the pool of ROV assets that oil- and gas-focused contractors could make available for their jobs.”

ROVHUB has thousands of ROVs and hundreds of ROV companies in its database. Gault says it is part of a wider digital transformation in the marine and offshore industries.

"Adoption of digital technologies is gathering pace in the oil and gas industry,” he says. "It’s not just about cost-cutting, it’s also about automating manual processes to free up resources that can be used more effectively elsewhere, and it’s creating opportunities by doing things differently.”

Gault says ROVHUB has been two years in the making, with most of that time spent researching and verifying the ROV data behind the system and in building a powerful marketplace platform.

The service is now live at

David Gault, Founder of ROVHUB Ltd