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Film-Ocean invests in new ROV system for its fleet and new hires to support its market growth

Posted on 08 March 2021

Film-Ocean invests in new ROV system for its fleet and new hires to support its market growth

ROV specialist Film-Ocean Ltd, based in Aberdeenshire, has recently invested a six-figure sum in a Schilling Heavy Duty Work Class ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) and plans to grow its workforce to support the company’s ambitious growth plans. 

The Schilling Heavy Duty Work Class ROV is capable of operating at depths of up to 4000m and is supported by an Active Heave Compensation Launch and Recovery Systems (AHC LARS).  It is a highly manoeuvrable vehicle capable with a large payload. The HD Work Class ROV is well known within the industry as a high specification vehicle making it an ideal system for IRM, construction support and decommissioning work scopes especially in deeper waters. 

“The Schilling Heavy Duty Work Class ROV is a great addition to our growing fleet and will enhance the services that we can offer our global clients.  Our clients are operating in greater water depths and the addition of a 4000m rated Work Class ROV allows us to provide our clients with services in ultra-deep locations.  We have a number of commercial opportunities for this type of asset, and we look forward to mobilising the system in the coming months.” says Scott Jenney, CEO of Film-Ocean. 

Latterly Film-Ocean’s ROV fleet has been deployed across the world with recent operations in UKCS, Mediterranean, West Africa including Angola, Ghana and Ivory Coast where the ROVs have been deployed on UWILD (Under Water Inspection in-Lieu of Dry Docking), construction and IRM (Inspection, Repair and Maintenance) operations supporting both oil and gas and offshore wind projects. 

As part of its 5-year growth plan, Film-Ocean has expanded its workforce by over 50 percent in the past two years.  Recent appointments have seen several new positions being created, that have included an ROV Technical Support Engineer, Stores Person and Crewing Team Lead.  

To support contract awards and our growing fleet of ROV’s, Film-Ocean continues to actively recruit competent and skilled personnel, and we anticipate a further creation of between 40-50 offshore roles and some further onshore staff positions.  “Investing in our people’s training and development ensures that we have a highly skilled, talented and competent workforce to enable us to deliver a best-in-class service to our global clients.” says Mel Lawson, HR Manager.