Surveying contract agreed for Baltic Pipe
Marine survey solutions specialists MMT have been awarded a contract by the Danish energy transmission operator Energinet as part of the Baltic Pipe project.
For the assignment MMT will carry out a route survey for a new offshore pipeline in the North Sea and in Lillebælt, the inner Danish Seas.
Organised as a collaboration between Energinet and Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM, the Baltic Pipe is a potential new gas pipeline which would provide Denmark and Poland with direct access to Norway’s gas fields. The project has been included in the EU’s list of important infrastructure projects (known as Projects of Common Interest – PCI), which are deemed essential to the integration of Europe’s energy networks.
EU funds have been granted to the Baltic Pipe project in order to perform a feasibility study.
The area being surveyed by MMT is planned to make landfall on the west coast of Jutland, with the total length of the North Sea offshore part of the pipeline stretching to approximately 105km, and the Lillebælt area covering approximately 5km. The scope of MMT’s involvement includes geophysical seabed survey, geotechnical investigations, ROV inspections of existing utilities and landfall investigations including Borehole drilling, reporting and data delivery and options for benthic investigations.
MMT have assigned their survey and ROV vessels Franklin and IceBeam for the offshore survey and smaller nearshore vessels for the intertidal and costal sections. Drones are also used for onshore topography.
Åsa Pettersson, MMTs Project Manager, commented on the project: “We are delighted to work for Energinet again and being part of another interesting infrastructure project in the North Sea.”