Clinton Marine Survey has been recently awarded a framework agreement by Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), for the service of multibeam echo sounder (MBES) hydrographic surveys on Swedish shipping routes in the Baltic Sea.
The framework contract covering 2017-2019 has a possible extension one year at a time until 2021.
The name of the framework contract is “ODIN Surveys”.
SMA has received grants from the EU-fund Connecting Europe Facility for the surveys as part of the FAMOS (Finalizing surveys for the Baltic motorways of the sea) project.
A comprehensive MBES survey of the areas is critical for the efficient routing and safe navigation of all types of shipping especially with regards to deep draught shipping. The results of these hydrographic surveys will be used in updating nautical charts and associated navigational.
Clinton was awarded the survey called ODIN THREE. The survey area is around 3 000 square kilometers and will be collected with the multibeam EM2040 dual head/dual swath. The entire project will be processed with EIVA NaviSuite.
The water depth is ranging between 20 meters to 100 meters and has been conducted with the vessel MV Northern Wind.