Next Geosolutions has secured a £12million survey contract from Prysmian Group for the Monita Project in the Adriatic Sea.
The project, which is due for completion in later this year, is the company’s biggest contract win since forming in 2014. It consists of a 500kV power cable interconnection being constructed between Montenegro and Italy.
Next Geosolutions is contracted to undertake a large geophysical, UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) and geotechnical survey in support of the cable route design and engineering in water depths up to 1,200m.
The scope will be completed using two dynamic positioning Class 2 vessels – the DP Cirrus, currently fitted with a Schilling Robotics heavy duty work class ROV for the geophysical and UXO survey, and the Ievoli Grey for the geotechnical survey.
Marketing director Carlo Pinto, said: “The large scale Monita Project represents a milestone in Next Geosolutions’ establishment.
“We are currently at the survey stage, searching for a viable path for the cables through a challenging section of route, which is made up of a complex seabed and extremely dense presence of debris and UXOs.
“The survey results are extremely interesting and detailed so we are adopting a combination of our state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge processing methodologies to deliver almost online results and drive productivity on a fast track.”
Next Geosolutions is a joint venture between Marnavi Offshore, one of the main Italian ship-owners, and Tecno In, an international engineering, geophysical, geotechnical and environmental contractor, which has acquired Oceanix, an international marine survey contractor.