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Rovco Supporter Multipurpose survey vessel 3 2Rovco has signed an initial three-year charter of the multipurpose support vessel, Glomar Supporter. Rovco, working in collaboration with Glomar and marine design consultants, Medea, will reconfigure the vessel to permanently carry an entire suite of survey sensors and equipment.
Upon completion of dry docking in Feb 2023, the vessel will be delivered to Rovco complete with a keel mounted gondola, an array of deck equipment, and dedicated survey and reporting office suites.
The gondola, designed and analysed for performance by Medea, will contain a suite of permanently installed survey sensors including dual head multibeam configurations, with inbuild roll and pitch stabilisation for high quality acquisition. The main deck will be reconfigured to feature a main stern A-Frame for the deployment and towing of multiple sensor types, including seismic equipment, as well as adding secondary deck handling equipment for deployment of cone penetration test (CPT) and Vibrocorers to facilitate efficient sampling of in-situ soil conditions and taking advantage of the stable DP2 platform.
Rovco will mobilise a dedicated survey team onboard the Glomar Supporter to deliver a package of site characterisation solutions and offshore survey projects, with a key focus on supporting the offshore wind projects from their Aberdeen operational base, across ScotWind, the Southern North, Irish and Celtic Sea developments.
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