Rovco Purchases Seaeye Leopard Work-Class ROV, Expanding their Service Offering to Customers

May 21, 2020 Time to read:  min

We are pleased to announce our recently purchased Saab Seaeye Leopard. As one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV and hydrographic services, coupled with artificial intelligence-based technology, this investment adds to our growing fleet of ROVs, expanding our subsea capability and capacity much further.


The purchase of the Seaeye Leopard is the latest investment in our asset pool, which strategically increases our capability to serve a growing number of customers. This high-performance electric “Fast ROV” work-class platform, known to function well in difficult conditions, increases our service offering to support wind farm installation and maintenance projects throughout the lifecycle of subsea related tasks. Our aim is to serve customers’ needs in areas such as construction support, seabed, cable and pipeline investigations and intervention, and this vehicle backs up the Teams’ capability to deliver on its £15m+ pipeline of upcoming work and will bolster the range of our already growing portfolio of subsea projects.


The Seaeye Leopard is designed to offer customers an exceptionally powerful electric work-class ROV. The Leopard’s technical features and impressive performance, enables greater workability and station keeping, opening up wider operational weather windows, and thereby increasing project efficiency through reduced downtime. The vehicles’ design along with a compact Launch and Recovery spread, allows for fast mobilisation and demobilisation to and from a wider range of vessels without the need for extensive modifications to the deck to support the setup. The all-electric design combined with these typically smaller host vessels helps reduce project CO2 emissions and lowers the overall cost of projects to Rovco’s customers.


Simon Miller, our General Manager said: “We are extremely proud to have purchased this great asset. The Seaeye Leopard provides us with an extremely capable, multi-purpose work-class ROV, which is the perfect platform to support our immediate customer needs and future campaigns. The system will be put to work straight away on offshore wind projects throughout the summer, and will bring great operational benefit and efficiency to our planned campaigns”


Formed in 2015, we are changing the way offshore work is performed and is investing heavily in further research and development. As a company, we have the resources and expertise to work across the globe, using cutting edge technology to drive time and cost-saving project efficiencies.

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