Rovco Inks Framework Agreement for Beatrice OWF

Rovco has signed a framework agreement for subsea inspection and survey works on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland.

The company is carrying out inspection and survey work at nominated jacket foundation locations and export and inter-array cables, which will assist in informing the current condition and any potential maintenance planning at the site.

The operations are being managed from Rovco’s recently established base in Edinburgh. The Glomar Wave DP2 vessel is being used to deploy a work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV ) for asset and cable depth of burial inspections, along with a hydrographic survey vessel from Moray First Marine to support multibeam and scour assessment surveys.

“We are excited to continue our own growth by securing this prestigious framework agreement and year one Call Off which will see us applying our significant offshore wind farm experience to our first campaign here in Scotland and also using local partners and talent to see the safe and successful completion of the work for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd”, said Simon Miller, Rovco’s Managing Director.

The company said that, from the start of the tender process to completion of the works offshore, approximately 43 onshore and offshore personnel, made up of full-time and contract positions will have worked on the delivery of the project.

“This is Rovco’s first year providing subsea inspections and surveys to Beatrice and I am pleased to say that it has been a successful first campaign. The cooperation between ROVCO and site operations team ensured safe and efficient execution of the inspection and survey campaign”, said Martin Sutherland, Site Operations Manager of Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.

The 588 MW Beatrice offshore wind farm was officially opened by HRH Prince Charles of Wales on 29 July 2019.

Beatrice delivered first power in July 2018, shortly after Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca installed the first turbine. The last of its 84 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW turbines was commissioned in May 2019.

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