MMT has started an offshore geophysical survey for the Aquind Interconnector project.
The works will involve a geophysical survey of the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth in England and near Dieppe in France.
MMT will utilize two vessels, M/V Franklin for offshore works and M/V Seabeam for nearshore works.
Aquind, MMT and their representatives maintain ongoing contact with UK and French fisheries, which may be affected by the survey, in order to mitigate any potential impact on their fishing activities, MMT explained.
The survey results will inform Aquind’s final route selection and support planning applications to the UK and French authorities. Aquind and its advisors are liaising with relevant consent granting bodies in both countries to ensure that the survey scope complies with applicable standards.
Stefan Eliasson, MMTs CEO, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the Aquind Interconnector project work and look forward working with the Aquind team to deliver a successful marine survey campaign along the proposed cable corridor.”
Kirill Glukhovskoy, Aquind managing director added: “MMT is one of the leading specialists in the marine surveying solutions with extended experience in working in the English Channel. We are looking forward to fruitful cooperation on the Aquind cable survey in the coming months”