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Rovco completes ROV inspection and 3D modelling project at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.

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Subsea technology specialist Rovco has successfully completed an extensive ROV inspection contract. The circa £1 million contract has resulted in completion of the baseline asset integrity survey at the newly constructed Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, a 353 MW installed capacity wind farm which lies 30 km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.

The project, which was awarded by Innogy Renewables UK, began in September, with 24-hour ROV operations provided over a four-week period. Rovco deployed a Cougar XT ROV fitted with both 3D imaging sonar and their 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 mobilise this month.

The Bristol-headquartered firm has utilised its technology and subsea expertise to inspect all 56 turbines at the Galloper Wind Farm.

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. Within the platform, Rovco's clients view survey data libraries, reports, videos and 3D point clouds, as well as utilise intuitive tools to measure point-to-point distances, surface areas and volumes. This provides a streamlined workflow for future asset management.

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