MMT (Sweden) has been awarded a contract for the world’s longest HVDC route survey for the UK-Iceland Interconnector by Atlantic Superconnection Corporation (ASC). MMT will provide bathymetric and geophysical mapping along the entire route corridor, between Iceland and England.
MMT and Reach Subsea have just mobilized the Surveyor Interceptor ROV onboard Stril Explorer that will conduct the seabed survey on the deepest part of the route. MMT´s Survey and ROV vessel Franklin will continue the survey in the UK waters with a fully equipped ROTV.
The survey will take place during two months this summer and the route is approximately 1470km long. The water depth and seabed conditions vary greatly along the route with maximum depths of approximately 1,100m. The survey is the first step in assessing the feasibility of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electrical Interconnector between the United Kingdom and Iceland.
MMT´s CEO Stefan Eliasson comments upon the contract award: “This is a very exciting project for us at MMT since we are taking the Surveyor Interceptor ROV out on its first HVDC route survey and in deep water. We are delighted for ASC´s confidence in our new mapping technology and can´t wait to be part of the early assessment of this historical project!”