Rovco has completed all survey work on behalf of Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn for the planned Cenos floating offshore windfarm located in the Central North Sea, 200 kilometres off the coast of North-east Scotland.
The company was contracted to conduct a geo-environmental survey at the site, and area covering approximately 333km2. Rovco’s work scope included the acquisition of geophysical and benthic information, providing detailed data to inform environmental impact assessment (EIA) consents and the engineering processes from early front-end engineering and design (FEED) study. The geophysical element of the scope required the acquisition of multi-beam echo sounder, side scan sonar, magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler, and multi-channel seismic data along with associated analysis, processing, interpretation, and reporting.
On completion, the Cenos wind farm of up to 1.4GW will provide renewable electricity to oil and gas platforms. Cenos will also provide electricity to the UK grid. 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 (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) offshore leasing round.