ACSM scores survey contract for Italy-Tunisia interconnector

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 17/09/2021 ASCM

ACSM has been selected by RINA and by its Tunisian subsidiary Comete Engineering, as the preferred Subsea Contractor to undertake ROV-based seabed surveys for the marine feasibility study for the 600MW HVDC
Italy-Tunisia Interconnector.

Operated by ELMED ÉTUDES SÀRL, a joint venture between Terna SpA and Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz (STEG), the subsea cable project will connect a substation in Partanna, Sicily with a corresponding station in the Tunisian peninsula of Capo Bon.


It aims to provide two-way electricity transfer between the two countries. Stretching over 200km with land and subsea sections to a depth of 800m, the ‘invisible’ cable is designed to boost each countries power resilience.

During the next weeks, ACSM's new multipurpose offshore vessel, ARTABRO, will be running survey activities along the offshore designed route corridor between Sicily and Tunis. It aims to secure survey data using a TRITON XLX 150HP Work-Class ROV equipped with Dual Head MBES, SSS, SBP and other survey sensors.


The scope also includes nearshore survey activities, topographical surveys and ROV visual inspections.


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