ROV and hydrographic survey provider Rovco has agreed to charter a vessel to support its offshore wind farm projects.

Ship owner Vroon has agreed to lease VOS Star to Rovco, who will operate its Seaeye Leopard Work Class ROV systems on the 68m vessel on operations in UK and Dutch waters.

The VOS Star is a 68m DP2 subsea support vessel, built in 2016. The purpose-built vessel has accommodation for up to 49 people and has a wide deck space of 485m2, and an SMST knuckle boom crane for multi-purpose operations.

”The team will perform a multitude of detailed subsea survey, maintenance and repair tasks, on a 24-hour basis, with a wide array of cable tracking and ROV tooling available, including Rovco’s unique intelligent data collection system, SubSLAM X2,” says Rovco. ”Rovco’s powerful Seaeye Leopard ROVs, combined with the DP2 VOS Star, will allow safe and efficient project delivery even during harsh weather conditions increasing the window of opportunity and reducing downtime.

”We are excited to forge a new relationship with Vroon, expanding our fleet and continuing to support the energy sector with a focus on transition to renewable sources of power,” said Rovco Managing Director Simon Miller.