Rolls-Royce purchases R.O.V., Brattleboro company

BRATTLEBORO >> Rolls-Royce announced early Monday morning it had purchased R.O.V Technologies, Inc., a Brattleboro-based business primarily providing nuclear utility operators with remote visual inspection services for boiling water and pressurized water reactors.

“We are delighted with today’s announcement which provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the reactor inspection and cleaning solutions that we provide to our customers,” stated Jack Judge, president and CEO of R.O.V Technologies, in a press release announcing the sale. “We are proud to become a part of Rolls-Royce and I have every confidence we will continue to build upon our excellent reputation in the U.S. nuclear industry.”

Jason Smith, president of Rolls-RoyceNuclear, stated the acquisition of R.O.V Technologies, Inc. underlines its commitment to developing a nuclear business that meets customers’ needs for improved equipment reliability and outage performance over the operational and extended lifetime of their plant.

“R.O.V Technologies has an impressive portfolio of remote inspection and cleaning solutions and provides a natural extension to our nuclear services business, bringing complementary BWR expertise and broadening our existing pressurized water reactor remote inspection capability,” stated Smith. “We are pleased to welcome the team into our nuclear business.”

capabilities across the nuclear cycle from concept design to through-life and life-extension. Its nuclear expertise spans high value engineering and manufacturing, licensing, project and supply chain management. The group’s nuclear services activity represents more than half of its civil nuclear business and includes support to operational reactors in 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.

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