ASV is delighted to announce that James Hailstones has joined the team as the company expands its reach into the Offshore Energy market.
Based in Aberdeen, James will lead industry engagement as more firms look to introduce Autonomous Surface Vehicles into their operations.
James is an electronics engineer with over 30 years experience in the offshore survey industry, operating in the oil/gas, government, communications and renewable sectors. After spending 15 years working in an offshore environment on a global basis, James moved into various managerial positions working both in the USA and UK over the last 15 years.
“The current downturn in the oil and gas market is rapidly breaking the status quo on how the industry functions. This dynamic change is a great opportunity for new technology and methodologies, such as the ones created by ASV, to gain a foothold and exploit their cost reduction potential. Working for ASV, being at the forefront of their products implementation and watching the industry change because of it is going to be a rewarding experience” commented James.
Following successful operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Irish Sea and various locations off the UK, ASV has begun expanding its C-Worker fleet of ASVs. The multi-purpose work class vehicles have the ability to integrate multiple offshore payloads for a variety of tasks including surveying and monitoring.
The newly established Aberdeen base is in addition to ASV’s existing sales offices in Houston, Texas and Portsmouth, UK.