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Rovco makes key appointment to advance global survey business following £15.2m investment

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09 May 2022

Rovco has appointed Craig Davis to the new key role of Global Account Director – Survey, as it moves to further accelerate the growth of its core capabilities and portfolio of offshore survey solutions.

The leading provider of offshore subsea and survey projects is making a significant investment into its offering across the sector. Alongside ROV/AUV large scale project delivery, Rovco also delivers hydrographic, geophysical, and shallow geotechnical survey services, ranging from site characterisation and cable route surveys to UXO identification and disposal, marine habitat assessment surveys and archaeological investigations.

It primarily aims to support the rapidly increasing market need and scale surrounding renewable energy transition and energy security projects, such as offshore wind and interconnector developments.

Craig will leverage his more than 25 years’ offshore survey experience to help take the business to the next level, building on Rovco’s experience as a leader in asset integrity and survey projects.

This comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a successful £15.2m series B raise into Rovco and its sister technology company, Vaarst, co-led by Legal & General Capital alongside Equinor Ventures. 

"This is a very exciting time to be joining the team at Rovco to help support the development of our survey offering as we respond to the growing demands for survey solutions from clients across the globe,” said Craig Davis.

"I’m looking forward to using the experience I’ve gained during my career to support this next phase of company growth.”

During his time offshore, Craig held the role of party chief for 10 years, covering a wide suite of survey disciplines. His onshore career covers vessel and project management, as well as senior positions in commercial and business acquisition. Immediately prior to joining Rovco, he held various roles with a large Dutch contractor, responsible for supporting principal clients’ needs at a global level.

Simon Miller, Managing Director of Rovco, said: "The launch of Rovco’s survey offering marked a significant milestone for the company as we continue to grow our range of solutions to support the offshore market, in the development, construction and operational phases of key energy transition programmes such as offshore wind. In addition to investing substantially in this area with new technology development, we set out to recruit highly skilled and experienced people for our expanding survey team. Craig’s knowledge and vast expertise make him a fantastic addition, and we look forward to seeing how he will help drive the business even further forward.

"With a talented team in place and the expansion of the projects we deliver to key regions, we are very well positioned to support our increasing client base with all of their offshore survey needs, whilst leveraging our technology developments and key differentiators to enable our path to fully autonomous solutions.”

Craig Davis, Global Account Director, Rovco
Rovco makes key appointment to advance global survey business following £15.2m investment