Fife firm URS adds staff as energy work surges ahead

URS specialises in remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Picture: Contributed
URS specialises in remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Picture: Contributed
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A Fife company focused on remote operated vehicles (ROVs) is to add 28 employees to support growth in the business, including a new £6 million investment as energy sector demand expands.

Utility ROV Services (URS) is unveiling two new ROV systems at its Glenrothes base this week, providing the extra capacity that justifies the recruitment.

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The new employees will work on back-to-back shifts operating the systems. In addition, the company said it had secured an extra £3m from private investment that will allow it to build a total of five units, giving a total spend of £9m.

URS was set up in 2013, bringing subsea capabilities to help the energy sector from the management team’s background in commercial salvage.

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