Rovco to Survey Celtic Sea Floating Wind Site

Rovco to Survey Celtic Sea Floating Wind Site

Blue Gem Wind has awarded Rovco with a contract to carry out survey work at the site of the proposed 96 MW Erebus floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea.

Illustration. Source: Principle Power/DOCK 90

The million-pound contract will see Rovco carry out detailed geophysical and environmental site investigations to assess the seabed and sub-surface conditions at both the wind farm and along the potential cable routes to shore.

The survey is expected to start at the site located some 45 kilometres off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales, in August.

“We are very excited to be working on the Consenting Survey and to help Blue Gem Wind inform the design of this Floating Offshore Wind Farm,” Brian Allen, CEO, Rovco, said.

”We are aware of the exponential growth to be seen in the sector, and look to provide a top-end service, and be a key asset of the local supply chain for future site investigation survey projects across the UK from our Bristol and Edinburgh locations.”

Blue Gem Wind is a joint venture between the French energy major Total, and Simply Blue Energy, a Celtic Sea blue economy project developer.

Hugh Kelly, Project Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have awarded this contract to a very capable UK company local to our project in the Celtic Sea. We want to ensure the local supply chain is involved as much as possible. It is also positive to see low carbon value creation is continuing during the difficulties of COVID19.”