Rovco secures Beatrice contract

In: Windfarms

Rovco has secured a contract to perform subsea work on the
Beatrice offshore wind farm of the Scottish coast.

Rovco, managed from its recently established base in Edinburgh, will carry out a campaign of inspection and survey work across nominated subsea jacket locations on the wind farm, including export and inter-array cables to assist in informing the current condition and any potential maintenance planning at the site.

The project will utilise the DPII vessel,
Glomar Wave to deploy a WROV solution for asset and cable depth of burial inspections along with a hydrographic survey vessel from local supplier Moray First Marine Ltd, to support Rovco’s team whilst performing multibeam and scour assessment surveys.  

From the start of the tender process to completion of works offshore, approximately 43 onshore and offshore personnel (full time and contract positions) will have worked on the delivery of the project for Rovco.

Martin Sutherland, Site Operations Manager at Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, said: “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."

Simon Miller, Managing Director of Rovco, added: “We continue to support the growth of the Offshore Wind Farm industry across the UK. The welcome addition of Beatrice to our portfolio means we have now worked at over 50% of the operational projects in UK waters. This award is a testament to the teams' hard work and dedication supporting this great sector. 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.”

The £2.6 billion
Beatrice project is owned by SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power Limited. It was constructed through project company Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited. It was given the green light for construction following Financial Close on 23 May 2016.

The project exported first power in July 2018.
The 588 MW project is situated 13 km off the Caithness coast, with 84 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines, capable of generating enough electricity to power approximately 450,000 homes per year.

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