MMT has completed a geophysical seabed survey and submitted the final report for the proposed AQUIND Interconnector offshore cable route.
MMT surveyed a corridor between Portsmouth in the UK and the coastal region of Dieppe in France. MMT utilised two vessels: M/V Franklin for offshore works and M/V Seabeam for nearshore works.
Four cables, bundled as two pairs, will be installed along the surveyed route totalling approximately 190km in length. No major obstacles to the cable route were uncovered during the survey.
The survey results will inform Environmental Impact Assessments in both countries and will be further refined during the geotechnical survey campaign. AQUIND and its advisors are keeping all stakeholders in both countries informed of the ongoing activities.
AQUIND managing director Kirill Glukhovskoy said: “This is a major milestone in the development of AQUIND Interconnector.
“We thank MMT for a job well done. The results of the survey will form an integral part of the project’s final design.”
MMT chief commercial officer Nils Ingvarson said: “Following completion of the geophysical survey we look forward to our continued work with AQUIND to deliver a successful Geotechnical campaign to further characterise the seabed conditions along the cable route.”
AQUIND looks forward to working with MMT on the geotechnical campaign to analyse seabed soil during the summer of 2018.
AQUIND Interconnector remains on schedule according to the development programme.
Source: Company Press Release