AC-ROV hits Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 30.06.2008 - 12:00 EDT in ROV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The rapidly growing global presence of the AC-ROV underwater inspection system took another step forward this month with the unveiling of the latest company to join the AC-CESS international distributor network.
Louisiana based Underwater Observations Inc (UOI). has an impressive pedigree in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) marine and offshore industries. Formed specifically to take the AC-ROV to the GoM marketplace, UOI is a subsidiary of Mid Gulf Shipping Company Inc.
Mid-Gulf Shipping Company Inc. has enjoyed providing first class services to various clients operating in the GoM and surrouding areas for over 40 years. A values based company, Mid Gulf's highly dedicated workforce operate in various marine sectors including: hull and underwater survey services, offshore construction logistics and support services, ship agency, local and worldwide freight services, project management and warehousing/spares management.
Being involved in a wide range of Maritime Services, Mr. Eric Toft, President and CEO Mid Gulf was quick to realize the true potential of the Micro ROVs. After extensive research, the unique design of the AC-ROV caught his immediate attention and lead Mt Toft to AC-CESS's door. Seeing the AC-ROV system in operation sealed the formation of Underwater Observation Inc.
Mr Toft explains "Advancements in micro ROV technology represent a number of new possibilities in numerous industries and business sectors. The AC-ROV represents the most forward thinking and progressive design in the Micro ROV market today. We are fortunate to represent this product and have already built up a ground swell of interest in the vehicle".
Mr Callum Magee, AC-CESS Business Development Manager is delighted at the signing of their latest distributor. "To enter into a partnership with such an established and respected company in such a key geographical market as the GoM speaks volumes for how far AC-CESS has developed since the company's inception three and a half years ago. In terms of overall ease of operation, mobility, robustness and ingress capability the AC-ROV has established itself as the leading micro ROV in Europe. GoM based companies with submerged visual inspection requirements now have easy access to this powerful tool.
Underwater Observations Inc. has taken delivery of an 80 metered tethered AC-ROV with rear view camera system.