MMT maps UK, France link
Geophysical survey starts of 2GW Aquind interconnector project route
Swedish outfit MMT has started an offshore geophysical survey for the 2GW Aquind interconnector project between the UK and France.
The works will involve surveying the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth in England and Dieppe in France.
MMT will use the Franklin vessel (pictured) for offshore work and the Seabeam for nearshore.
The vessels are equipped with multibeam echo sounders, side-scan sonars and sub-bottom profilers.
The results of the survey will inform Aquind’s final route selection and support planning applications to the UK and French authorities.
MMT chief executive Stefan Eliasson said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the Aquid interconnector project work and look forward working with the Aquind team to deliver a successful marine survey campaign along the proposed cable corridor.”
The Aquind link aims to make energy markets more efficient, improve security of supply and enable greater flexibility as power grids evolve to adapt to different sources of renewable energy and changes in demand trends.