Rovco bolsters fleet for offshore wind projects

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 06/06/2022 Rovco

Rovco has signed a charter party agreement with Glomar Offshore for the Glomar Worker dynamic positioning (DP) vessel. The multi-purpose offshore support vessel will be put to work on the company’s subsea survey campaigns for operational wind farms across UK waters.

The Glomar Worker is a 60 metre multi-purpose offshore DP2 vessel built in 2008, rebuilt in 2020, providing accommodation for up to 44 personnel. The purpose-built vessel provides a combined deck space of 497m2, and an SMST Active Heave Compensated crane for multi-purpose subsea operations.

Rovco will mobilise a dedicated team on the Glomar Worker to deliver subsea surveys and specialised offshore projects. It will be equipped with Seaeye Leopard electric Work-class ROVs, which are fitted with SubSLAM X2 technology powered by Rovco’s sister company, Vaarst.

Simon Miller, Managing Director of Rovco, said: “This agreement marks the continuation of a strong working relationship between Rovco and Glomar Offshore, with multiple projects already secured for the Worker, until autumn 2022. Following this, the highly efficient and versatile package will be available to support additional subsea projects, with the capacity to deliver Rovco’s wide portfolio of solutions across the full asset life cycle, including subsea asset integrity surveys, precise 3D modelling of seabed infrastructure, cable and pipeline survey, and decommissioning support.

“We are pleased to continue building our existing relationship with Glomar to support the offshore wind sector, adding another of their valuable assets to our pool.”

Klaas Weij, CEO of Glomar Offshore, commented: “We would like to thank Rovco for selecting our recently upgraded Glomar Worker for their 2022 campaigns and for the continuous trust shown in our tonnage over the last three years.”