Next Geosolutions, an independent geoscience and engineering service provider, has secured a £12million (€15million) survey contract from Prysmian Group for the MONITA Project in the Adriatic Sea.

The project, which is due for completion in Q3 2016 and is the company’s biggest contract win since its establishment in 2014, 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 1200 meters. The scope will be completed using two DP (Dynamic Positioning) Class 2 vessels: the DP Cirrus, currently fitted with a Schilling Robotics HD (Heavy Duty) Work-Class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for the geophysical and UXO survey, and the Ievoli Grey for the geotechnical survey.

Carlo Pinto, Next Geosolutions Sales and Marketing Director 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.”

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