Rovco Wraps Up ROV Inspection at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Rovco has completed an extensive remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspection contract for the Galloper offshore wind farm.

The circa £1 million contract has resulted in completion of the baseline asset integrity survey at the Galloper, a 353MW installed capacity wind farm which lies 30km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.

Rovco deployed a Cougar XT ROV for the project, awarded by Innogy Renewables UK, fitted with both 3D imaging sonar and its SubSLAM 3D technology to complete planned asset inspection activities. The project was performed from the DP2 support vessel, Atlantic Voyager.

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

The Bristol-headquartered firm has utilized its technology to inspect all 56 turbines at the Galloper wind farm, which generates enough green electricity to power the equivalent of 380,000 homes.

Data for this project is being delivered via Rovco’s in-house Data Command Centre, a proprietary software system which allows for all the various datasets collected to be combined and presented through a simple internet browser.

Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Rovco, said: “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. The success of this project is also a testament to the efforts of our talented employees who work extremely hard to achieve the incredibly high standards evident within our inspection services.”

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