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M² Subsea awarded Nord Stream 2 contract

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M² Subsea has secured its first contract award, which will see the firm supplying the Go Electra vessel, remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) and personnel to support survey work on the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline system. The contract is valued in excess of £1 million.

M² Subsea awarded Nord Stream 2 contract

M² Subsea has been sub-contracted by Next Geosolutions to deliver the campaign after Next Geosolutions was appointed to carry out unexploded ordnance identification (UXO) surveys on the two new Nord Stream 2 pipelines. The work will be undertaken in an area that is noted for munitions discoveries following the end of World War II.

To support the 90 day project, M² Subsea has signed its first charter agreement for the multipurpose support vessel (MSV) the Go Electra, which has recently successfully completed its first five year class inspection.

The work will be project managed from Aberdeen and will see the MSV deployed from Hanko (Finland), which will be supported by 15 of M² Subsea personnel. M² Subsea will carry out the UXO identification work using a Triton XLX 2 Work Class ROV and a Mohican 5 observation/inspection class ROV.

M² Subsea’s CEO, Mike Arnold, said: “This contract award from Next Geosolutions is great for the business and a significant scope of work for us to win. It highlights both our personnel and asset capabilities to negotiate what is a very challenging subsea environment.

“Safety is a key factor on every project and, in particular, where it involves surveying the seabed to identify undiscovered explosive devices for removal. We are very pleased to have chartered the Go Electra, which is a highly specialised vessel for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance work and ideal for supporting the conditions the team and ROVs face in the Baltic.”

Giovanni Ranieri, Next Geosolutions’ CEO, said: “This is an exciting project for Next Geosolutions and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with M² Subsea. The workscope allows us to further cement our position in the geoscience market and it reinforces our key objective – to fully appreciate our clients’ requirements and provide them with high quality solutions.”

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