N.S. drone company snags contract worth almost $1M
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Published February 9, 2017 – 8:49pm
Mount Uniacke company Romor Atlantic has won a $980,835 contract to supply the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans with five underwater drones, with an option for three more.
The drones will help the DFO survey coastal waters off Atlantic Canada.
Romor sells the gliders in Canada on behalf of France-based manufacturer Alseamar. In 2016, one of that company’s drones located the wreckage of an Egyptian Airlines flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing many.
Romor’s other clients include the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, the Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Border Services and the Department of National Defence.
Romor president Darrin Verge told the Chronicle Herald the company started in 1984 as the local presence of Romor Equipment, an Ontario-based manufacturer. Verge bought Romor Equipment in 1992 and changed the name to Romor Atlantic.
In 2010, Verge established division Romor Ocean Solutions in Dartmouth, to support the firm’s role as an international systems integrator.