Fife firm URS adds staff as energy work surges ahead

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.

URS specialises in remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Picture: Contributed

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.