Rovco Finishes Galloper Inspections

Rovco has completed an ROV inspection and 3D modeling campaign at the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.

Under the circa GBP 1 million contract, Rovco completed the baseline asset integrity survey at the project located some 30km off the coast of Suffolk.

The project began in September and was performed from the DP2 support vessel Atlantic Voyager.

The company also deployed a Cougar XT ROV fitted with both 3D imaging sonar and SubSLAM 3D technology to complete planned asset inspection activities.

A second ROV inspection campaign to assess internal foundations is due to mobilize this month.

“This project demonstrates the future of offshore inspection. innogy is the first of our customers to complete a whole field 3D inspection, the data they’ve obtained will go a long way to enabling and ensuring better asset integrity and knowledge of their infrastructure,” said Brian Allen, CEO and Founder of Rovco.

According to Rovco, data for this project is being delivered via its in-house Data Command Centre, a software system that allows for all the datasets collected to be combined and presented through an internet browser.

Galloper comprises 56 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines, which generated first power in November 2017. The 353MW offshore wind project was officially inaugurated in September 2018.

Photo: Rovco