Richard Beesley Joins OTAQ as Chief Commercial Officer

07/10/2021

As part of a major commercial expansion strategy, Richard Beesley has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, who will join our senior leadership team. 

Richard brings with him over 20 years of knowledge and experience of working in senior leadership roles within offshore energy and marine markets, where he focused on engineered protection solutions, for high value equipment operating in harsh environments. He has a proven track record of strategic business development, having produced and managed multi-million-pound business growth opportunities, in new international markets and adjacent market sectors. Calling upon this experience, Richard will be responsible for delivering OTAQ Group’s substantial commercial development plans across its core markets of aquaculture and offshore.

Phil Newby, CEO at OTAQ Group, says: “Richard’s appointment as CCO comes at a key time for our business. We are expanding our presence in the growing global aquaculture and offshore markets by offering unique marine technologies and required an experienced, high performing individual to help drive our plans forward. With Richard’s demonstrated success of global business growth initiatives in offshore markets, he fits nicely into our senior team and we are very pleased to have him onboard.”

Richard will be based out of OTAQ’s Lancaster office and will work closely with the other existing sites in Aberdeen, Ulverston, Carnforth and Chile, to build a market-leading business within target sectors.  

OTAQ GROUP INVESTS IN AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY START-UP MINNOWTECH

03/06/2020

OTAQ Group to provide technical expertise and commercial scale-up to US-based Minnowtech

June 1, 2020, Lancaster, UK – OTAQ Group, a marine technology company focused on the marine aquaculture, offshore energy, renewables and oceanographic research sectors, today announced its investment in Minnowtech LLC, an innovative aquaculture technology company that provides an imaging platform to enable shrimp farmers to measure shrimp abundance to optimize feeding. Using Minnowtech’s unique IP and data-based imaging tool, shrimp farmers are able to optimize the health and growth of their crop, enhancing the harvest of market-size shrimp.

OTAQ Group, a multinational marine technology group listed on the London Stock Exchange, has become a leader in several areas of technology for salmon farming with a client list that includes the world’s biggest fish farming companies.

With this new investment in Minnowtech, OTAQ Group aims to broaden its reach into innovative technologies to help farmers grow other species such as shrimp. This investment gives Minnowtech an industrial partner with technical expertise and decades of in-house aquaculture industry experience to help further develop and launch Minnowtech’s emerging technology. OTAQ Group will additionally assist with hardware development using its expertise in underwater acoustics and electronics.

“We are delighted to have made this deal to support Minnowtech and help them commercialize the fantastic technology they have developed,” said Chris Hyde, Chief Commercial Officer of OTAQ Group. “We believe aquaculture is the key to sustainable food production and are very excited to be involved in a technology specifically aimed at the shrimp sector. This investment fits very well within our strategy.”

“Having OTAQ Group involved is great for us and validates the hard work that the team here has put into our technology,” said Suzan Shahrestani, founder and CEO of Minnowtech. “Having access to their product development expertise and market knowledge is going be a great advantage for us. We look forward to working closely with OTAQ in the future.”

OTAQ GROUP ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR RECENT ISO 9001: 2015 QUALITY SYSTEM CERTIFICATION

22/11/2019

OTAQ Group are proud to announce our recent ISO 9001: 2015 quality system certification

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality management system. For the past few months our Chief Operations Officer, Steve Burns, has been leading the team as we worked towards becoming accredited. We have been supported throughout the process by Dave Hutchinson at Qualiteq and we are now delighted to announce we have gained full ISO 9001;2015 certification through DNV-GL.

The ISO 9001;2015 quality system certification demonstrates our commitment to consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction. The certification also demonstrates our ability to consistently deliver products and services to market whist meeting statutory and regulatory requirements by applying an effective quality management system at OTAQ.

This is a significant milestone for OTAQ Group as we continue to improve our products and services for our valued customers. We have lots of new and exciting developments in the pipeline which we look forward to announcing in the new year!

OTAQ Launch new 360 degree underwater camera

16/07/2019

We have launched a highly innovatiove new solid state underwater camera that offers full 360 degree view over IP with no moving parts.

Our cutting edge software offers the operator a real-time ‘orbital’ field of view in either a 180° or 360° video image. In many applications, this orbital viewing capability removes the requirement for a mechanical pan & tilt.

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Callum Magee appointed as Business Development Manager

01/04/2019

OTAQ have appointed Callum Magee as Business Development Manager for the newly formed OTAQ Offshore Division.

Callum has over 15 years of offshore sector experience having worked with a number of subsea solutions providers and is a specialist in underwater technology for ROVs.

Chris Hyde, Chief Commercial Officer of OTAQ Grouo said  “With the existing products that we have to offer combined with some very exciting new products in development it’s a very excitng time for us at OTAQ Group.   Callum’s experience in the offshore sector is invaluable and we are very pleased to have him leading the development of OTAQ Offshore.”

Callum can be reached at [email protected] or +44 7807 275186

 

OTAQ Group completes acquisition of Marinesense Ltd

23/11/2018

OTAQ Group, a UK based marine technology group operating around the world in the aquaculture and offshore energy sectors, announced today that it had completed the acquisition of Marinesense Ltd.

Marinesense are world leaders in underwater leak detection and precision laser measurement systems for the offshore energy industry.  They are considered specialists in underwater optics, lasers and video systems and have been operating since 2007 from their base in Aberdeen, UK.

Going forward Marinesense will become part of OTAQ Offshore with all their products becoming available directly from OTAQ in Aberdeen or through a network of partners around the world.

Marinesense’s core product is Oceansense which has over the last 12 years become the industry standard in underwater leak cement return detection.  The system is used around the world to detect leaks in hydraulic control lines on subsea production structures or to detect dye in cement during well completions.   The system is used by many of the world’s biggest offshore and subsea operators including Oceaneering, Subsea 7, Rever, Halliburton, Fugro and Technip FMC

Dr Harry Rotsch, founder and managing director of Marinesense said “We have been considering for some time what the best route for Marinesene to reach its full potential was.  It was very important to me that we ended up with new owners who shared both our values and our product vision and I am very happy that we have found that in OTAQ Group.”  Harry will continue as Technical Director for the OTAQ Offshore division.

Phil Newby, CEO of OTAQ Group said   “The acquisition of Marinesense is a very important milestone in the growth of OTAQ Group and will allow our Offshore division to provide a range of world class underwater technology products with an incredible track record. We are very excited about several new products that are in the pipeline and how the expanded team will enhance our engineering resource across the group.”

OTAQ Offshore will be based from its new facilities within Campus Two of Aberdeen Innovation Park.

 

 

 

OTAQ Group completes acquisition of Marinesense Ltd

23/11/2018

OTAQ Group, a UK based marine technology group operating around the world in the aquaculture and offshore energy sectors, announced today that it had completed the acquisition of Marinesense Ltd.

Marinesense are world leaders in underwater leak detection and precision laser measurement systems for the offshore energy industry.  They are considered specialists in underwater optics, lasers and video systems and have been operating since 2007 from their base in Aberdeen, UK.

Going forward Marinesense will become part of OTAQ Offshore with all their products becoming available directly from OTAQ in Aberdeen or through a network of partners around the world.

Marinesense’s core product is Oceansense which has over the last 12 years become the industry standard in underwater leak cement return detection.  The system is used around the world to detect leaks in hydraulic control lines on subsea production structures or to detect dye in cement during well completions.   The system is used by many of the world’s biggest offshore and subsea operators including Oceaneering, Subsea 7, Rever, Halliburton, Fugro and Technip FMC

Dr Harry Rotsch, founder and managing director of Marinesense said “We have been considering for some time what the best route for Marinesene to reach its full potential was.  It was very important to me that we ended up with new owners who shared both our values and our product vision and I am very happy that we have found that in OTAQ Group.”  Harry will continue as Technical Director for the OTAQ Offshore division.

Phil Newby, CEO of OTAQ Group said   “The acquisition of Marinesense is a very important milestone in the growth of OTAQ Group and will allow our Offshore division to provide a range of world class underwater technology products with an incredible track record. We are very excited about several new products that are in the pipeline and how the expanded team will enhance our engineering resource across the group.”

OTAQ Offshore will be based from its new facilities within Campus Two of Aberdeen Innovation Park.