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Next Geosolutions begins work on first multimillion £/€ contract

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Next Geosolutions, an independent geoscience and engineering service provider, has secured a £12 million (€15 million) 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 500 kV 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 m. 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.”

As Next Geosolutions continues to establish its presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, it is planning to exhibit at renowned industry events throughout the year. Later this month, the company is exhibiting at Oceanology International 2016.

Mr Pinto continued: “We aim to provide our customers with high quality, cost-efficient solutions by leveraging in-house know-how, assets and resources and by applying a combination of state-of-the-art technology and innovation.

“Starting from joint experience and resources, we have an ambitious plan to expand our international footprint and establish the company as the best and largest independent geoscience and engineering service contractor in the EMEA Region. We are looking forward to sharing our extensive knowledge and experiences and meeting with current clients and making new contacts when we visit Oceanology.”

Next Geosolutions is exhibiting at Oceanology International 2016 from 15 - 17 March at the Excel, London, on stand H450. The exhibition and conference is the major worldwide event for marine sciences and ocean technology.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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