MMT starts offshore geophysical survey for AQUIND Interconnector

20 November 2017

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MMT has commenced 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 (UK) and near Dieppe (France).

AQUIND Interconnector is a proposed new subsea and underground high voltage DC power transmission link between the south coast of England and Normandy. With the capacity of 2,000MW, it will improve security of supply, help foster greater renewable power integration and make the national grids more robust by supplying them with vital ancillary services. The project is fully private and is being developed without any government subsidies.

MMT will utilise two vessels: M/V Franklin (pictured) for offshore works and M/V Seabeam for nearshore works. The vessels are equipped with latest state-of-the-art survey technology including multibeam echo sounders, sidescan sonars and sub-bottom profilers.

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.

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.

MMT (UK) Ltd
2A Banbury Office Village
Noral Way
Banbury
Oxon OX16 2SB
UK
T: +44 1295 817740
F: +44 1295 259829
W: www.mmt.se

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