MMThas recently completed a geophysical seabed survey and delivered the finalreport for the proposed AQUINDInterconnector offshore cable route.
MMT surveyed a corridor between Portsmouth in the UK and the coastal regionof Dieppe in France. MMT utilised two vessels: M/VFranklin for offshore worksand M/VSeabeam for nearshore works.
Four cables, bundled as two pairs, will be installed along the surveyedroute totalling approximately 190km in length. No major obstacles to thecable route were uncovered during the survey.
The survey results will inform Environmental Impact Assessments in bothcountries and will be further refined during the geotechnical survey campaign.AQUINDand its advisors are keeping all stakeholders in both countries informedof the ongoing activities.
“This is a major milestone in the development of AQUIND Interconnector,”said Kirill Glukhovskoy, managing director, AQUIND.”We thank MMT for a job well done. The results of the survey will forman integral part of the project”s final design.”
“Following completion of the geophysical survey we look forward to ourcontinued work with AQUIND to deliver a successful Geotechnical campaignto further characterise the seabed conditions along the cable route,”said Nils Ingvarson, Chief Commercial Officer, MMT.TheAQUIND Interconnector remains onschedule according to the development programme and looks forwardto working with MMT on the geotechnical campaign to analyse seabed soilduring the summer of 2018..
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