Rovco Completes Survey for Cenos Floating Wind Farm

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Rovco has completed its geo-environmental survey for the planned Cenos floating offshore wind farm, on behalf of Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn.

Rovco’s work scope included the acquisition of geophysical and benthic information, providing detailed data to inform environmental impact assessment consents and the engineering processes from early front-end engineering and design study, says the company.

The survey area covers approximately 333 square km in the central North Sea and is located 200 km off the coast of northeast Scotland.  


“The work was safely and successfully completed by our newly established site characterization division, using our multi-purpose, custom-reconfigured DP2 survey vessel, the Glomar Supporter,” says Rovco’s Craig Davis. 

“Rovco’s approach to managing and executing the fast-track survey brief for Cenos, effectively and within the challenging time frames, has provided us with the continuity and depth of data we require to advance both our consent and our engineering plans,” adds Scott McLaughlan, Cenos project manager. 

“We are grateful for the commitment and support we received from Rovco’s new site characterisation division and look forward to building upon our relationship in the future.”

The Vårgrønn and Flotation Energy joint venture signed an exclusivity agreement with Crown Estate Scotland for the area earlier this month, after being awarded exclusivity earlier this year as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s INTOG offshore leasing round.

On completion, the Cenos wind farm will provide up to 1.4 GW of renewable electricity to oil and gas platforms.  

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