Rovco Commences Year Two of Multi-million-pound Scottish Wind Farm Project
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Rovco Commences Year Two of Multi-million-pound Scottish Wind Farm Project

Rovco, a UK-based leader in ROV and hydrographic services, recently announced the commencement of the second year of the subsea and hydrographic campaign on Beatrice, one of Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farms.

Remaining incumbent at Beatrice forms part of the company’s continued growth strategy, with Rovco now having worked at many of the operational wind farms in UK waters. The growth is further supported by an investment of £9.5m in the new Survey Solutions division.

Inter-array Cable Locations

Managed from the company’s operational base in Edinburgh, the work on Beatrice includes inspection and surveying across nominated subsea jacket and inter-array cable locations across the wind farm. This enables year-on-year tracking of asset condition and the provision of potential preventative maintenance planning insights. The project is utilizing the powerful combination of the DPII vessel Glomar Wave, a work-class ROV with associated tooling spread, and PanGeo’s 3D sub-bottom imager, all operated by an experienced offshore team. The Coral Wind hydrographic survey vessel will be chartered locally from Moray First Marine and used in the campaign, to support multibeam and scour assessment surveys.

Martin Sutherland, site operations manager of Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, said: “This is Rovco’s second year delivering offshore surveys and inspections to Beatrice, and once again we look forward to a successful campaign. The cohesive working relationship between Rovco and the Beatrice operations team will undoubtedly enable the efficient and safe delivery of the project.”

Simon Miller, managing director of Rovco, added: “We are delighted to have been awarded the year 2 scope of work under the competitive framework agreement on Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm. We will deliver the best quality on-time data insights that the Beatrice team need for their ongoing O&M planning and decision-making. Importantly, we will work with local partners and talent, alongside our own team, to once again ensure the safe and successful completion of the work on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm."

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm. (Image source: SSE Renewables)

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