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MMT surveys Iceland/UK link

Swedish company to carry feasibility studies of potential cable route

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MMT (Sweden) has been awarded a contract by Atlantic Superconnection Corp for the world’s longest HVDC route survey for the UK-Iceland Interconnector (ASC).

MMT will provide bathymetric and geophysical mapping along the entire 1470km route.

MMT and Reach Subsea have mobilised the Surveyor Interceptor ROV onboard Stril Explorer to 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 in water depths up to 1100 metres.

The survey is the first step in assessing the feasibility of a HVDC electrical interconnector between the two countries.

MMT chief executive officer Stefan Eliasson said: “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.”

Image: MMT's Surveyor Interceptor ROV (MMT)

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