Reach Subsea has announced that it has entered into a firm contract with NTNU for the MarMine Project to complete a scientific research expedition on the mid-Atlantic ridge north of Jan Mayen, financed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).
The project will deploy ROV, AUV and grabs for seabed mapping and sampling for geological and biological research related to marine mining.
Reach Subsea will execute the contract using Rieber’s Polar King. Total contract duration is approximately three weeks.
“We are pleased to be part of a very exciting project together with NTNU and the other MarMine partners, and to utilize our know-how in a new market segment, the subsea mining segment,” said Jostein Alendal, ceo of Reach Subsea.
“A modern and well equipped offshore vessel gives the project the best possible premises to succeed,” added Martin Ludvigsen, expedition lead on the MarMine-project.